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Lake Levels Dangerously Low

By: Lauren Davis Email
By: Lauren Davis Email

Boaters and campers will be out on the water this weekend for Labor Day.

The water levels are dangerously low.

Riding around in Lake Walter F. George in Fort Gaines, Georgia you can see the water levels are about five feet lower than normal.

You can look around the shoreline and see bare ground and grass growing in a lot of places where it usually doesn't.

If you're not familiar with the lake, you’ll want to stay inside the navigational markers because there are sticks and stumps sticking out of the water in the more shallow areas.

Also, swim close to the shore because more beaches are showing but have steep drop offs.

There are about five boat ramps that are unusable and three that are questionable, but 20 boat ramps are usable with about three or four feet of water.

The lake will go down a little more, but officials are holding it at 185 feet because any lower than that, you can't generate power.

They're hoping for the tropical storms, but in the meantime, warning water enthusiasts say to use caution this Labor Day weekend.


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