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Lake Lanier level at 40-year high, third-highest all-time
Lake Lanier
Kyle Constance and Hailie David walk their dog Chopper near the barricades closing off the road into Little Ridge Park, which is flooded. - photo by Jim Dean (previous profile)
After recent heavy rains, Lake Lanier has reached its highest level in more than 40 years and its third-highest level of all time. According to information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the lake, the level on Sunday, Feb. 24 reached 1,076.1 feet above sea level, more than five feet above full summer pool level of 1,071 feet.