By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great local journalism.
Lake level buoys hopes
Merchants, boaters celebrate turnaround
Lake WEB 1
Jonathan Junkins, left, and Tom Polen get ready to go out Tuesday on Lake Lanier. High lake levels are a welcome sign to local businesses and marinas as warmer weather approaches. - photo by Crystal Ledford
Tom Polen was eager to strip his boat’s cover and get her out on the water.Like many boat owners, Polen is excited Lake Lanier is back to full pool after several years of drought and low water levels. As of Wednesday, the lake stood at 1,071.3 feet above seas level, which is more than a foot above winter full pool and slightly higher than summer pool full of 1,071 feet. “It’s awesome,” Polen said Tuesday night while readying his boat to leave Port Royale Marina in north Forsyth.