We preserve and protect Lake Lanier for everyone.

Lake Lanier Association strives to preserve water quality and quantity for everyone who relies on the lake and its watershed to enhance their quality of life. LLA members care deeply about preserving this natural resource, and together they are a powerful group of concerned citizens who help create solutions when Lake Lanier water quality and quantity are threatened. Joining LLA and subscribing to our online news will connect you to what is going on and how you can help.

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Lake Lanier Association represents its members’ interests in private, corporate and government sectors, 
and strives to be a voice in the overall management of Lake Lanier.
LLA also coordinates annual service and social events for our 3000+ members.

LLA invests time and dollars in staying engaged with the legal activity concerned with the Lake Lanier water level. Keeping the lake FULL concerns everyone who works, lives, or plays at Lake Lanier.

LLA prioritizes maintaining a CLEAN Lake Lanier and runs many programs to reach that goal, encouraging the entire Lake Lanier community to become part of the solution.

LLA knows how important it is to keep residents, business owners, and visitors SAFE at the lake. Installing equipment around the lake and raising awareness about safety issues keep us busy.

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Lake Lanier Association manages several ongoing efforts around the lake
that support our goals of a FULL, CLEAN, and SAFE lake for everyone.

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LLA Annual Membership Meeting – Saturday, March 24th, 2018 4:00-8:00PM

We hope you will join us for the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting. We will be at Port Royale Marina on Saturday, March 24th. 4:00-6:00PM will be a lake business based vendor expo as well as candidate meet and greet. At 6:00PM, we will start our regular business meeting. Our keynote speaker this year will be Mark Masters, the Executive Director of the ACF Stakeholders organization. He will give us an update on the sustainable water management plan they have developed for the ACF basin. There will be live music, cash bar and, for food this year, we will be doing a “Taste of The Lake” concept with Fish Tales, Pelican Pete’s, Pig Tales and Skogies! There is no charge for our members to attend this event. If you are not a member, you can join via our website or you can join at the meeting.

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Lake level forecast for March 2018 projecting a two foot drop

The lake has risen significantly over the past several weeks with rainfall in the right places for increasing inflows into Lake Lanier. In light of that, we have had a few members express surprise about the current lake level forecast for the next month. We thought we would post some information related to that issue.

Normal Corps ACF operations call for an increase in downstream discharges beginning on March 1, given current conditions in the ACF. That and expectations for the Southeast U.S. to return to drier-than-normal conditions are what combine in the Corps’ forecast for Lanier to drop by about two feet in the next month. Here’s the scoop:

Lake Lanier rose three feet in a week from 2/8-2/15, and is now 3.4 feet higher than it was a mere two weeks ago. We caught a big break last week with heavy rain in the upper ACF basin, especially in the headwater areas of the Chattahoochee and Chestatee Rivers. The Hooch peaked at over 6,000 cfs near Cornelia on the 11th and 12th, and the Chestatee peaked at over 5,000 near Dahlonega. Lanier’s inflows from the two rivers are currently running a little over 1,600 cfs, slightly above the 59-year mean for this day of the year.

Seven-day average ACF basin inflows are currently at 30,000 cfs and were over 40,000 from 2/11 through 2/18. ACF Conservation Storage is currently above the guide curve, meaning that cumulative reservoir levels are slightly above full winter pool. In particular, Lake Lanier is more than six inches above its full winter pool of 1070 MSL. The Corps’ ACF Water Control Manual calls for releases of any basin inflow above 5,000 cfs through the end of February. On March 1, basin inflows available for storage (i.e., water that can be kept in the reservoirs) will drop from everything over 5,000 cfs to 50% of inflows over 16,000. So, in order to accommodate threatened and endangered species such as the Gulf sturgeon, whose spawning period begins around April 1, spring flows will increase across the GA/FL starting next week.

The bottom line, as always, is that it takes normal spring rains throughout the basin to keep ACF lakes full into the coming recreation season.

Clyde Morris

Lake Lanier Association

Join us for our Volunteer Fair on Saturday, March 3rd 9am-12pm!

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