Lake Sidney Lanier Water Supply for Atlanta, Georgia Field Photos 11/19/07 by J. Ebert.
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Lake Sidney Lanier Water Supply for Atlanta, Georgia Field Photos 11/19/07 by J. Ebert
Southeast Drought The Southeast U.S. is in the midst of one of the worst droughts on record Approximately 3 million people live in Atlanta and its surrounding metropolitan These people will run out of water in 79 days!
Lake Lanier Watershed Comprises northern portion of the Chattahoochee River Watershed Lake Lanier has a very low ratio of watershed to surface area
Lake Lanier: A Multipurpose Lake Constructed by US Army Corps of Engineers Provides –Flood protection –Power production –Water supply –Navigation –Recreation –Fish and wildlife management
Monitoring Water Level in Lake Lanier 11/19/07 Lake Lanier hits record low level of 1052.64 feet (just a few hours after this photo)– lowest level since construction Level is about 11 ft. below average and 15 ft. below capacity Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution & USACE
Average and Forecast Lake Levels Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Monitoring Water Level in Lake Lanier Lake Lanier now holds only 42% of its capacity Surface area is reduced by 22% This level represents a 79 day supply for the Atlanta metropolitan area Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution