I just received this important email from the Lake Lanier Association. If your a Lake Lanier Real Estate home owner, a Lake Lanier boating enthusiast, or just an avid fan of Lake Lanier, please make your voice heard.

 

The Lake Lanier Association

As you may already be aware, today is the deadline for submission of public comments for the Corps of Engineers Water Control Manual revision for the ACF System. The Lake Lanier Association has already submitted comments and we encourage our members to submit their own comments with similar emphasis. In case you would like to review the comments submitted by the Lake Lanier Association, the full text and supporting documents are posted on our website. A quick summary of our comments are as follows:

 

- The 5,000 cfs minimum flow required at the state line is not representative of the true lowest historical flows in the ACF and is not sustainable.

 

- Lanier was never designed to support ALL downstream demands and can't be expected to because the dams originally proposed on the Flint River were never built.

 

- The Corps' current operating rules require more water to be released from Lanier than is necessary and do not allow as much to be stored as is possible. These draw the lake down more than necessary and make it less likely to refill to full pool under contemporary climatic conditions.

 

- The Endangered Species Act does not require the Corps to augment Apalachicola River flows above run-of-river levels and the practice should not be required because it depletes Lanier unnecessarily.

 

- Regular navigation is no longer feasible on the ACF and the Corps should not try to support it in view of the other demands on Lanier as a resource of last resort.

 

To submit comments online, click the following link:

US Army Corps of Engineers WCM Public Comment Form

 

To submit comments via email, send to: acf-wcm@usace.army.mil

 

To see the full text of our comments, and the supporting document references, see our website.

Lake Lanier Association