Lake Lanier gets 1.4 foot boost from rain

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Lake Lanier has gotten a 1.4 foot boost
after 3 inches to 5 inches of rain fell in north Georgia.

The water level at the lake's Buford Dam was 1,060.5 feet above
sea level Monday, the highest point the lake has reached since
Sept. 16, 2007.

Full pool is 1,071 feet.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kent Frantz says the lake
level could rise another 6 inches as a result of last week's
rainfall over four days.

The lake reached its lowest point to date in December 2007 at
1,050.79 feet.

If Lake Lanier's levels reach 1,061 feet above sea level, the lake will be just 10 feet below full pool.

The forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of rain Tuesday
night.


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