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Closing Lake Lanier recreation sites is ‘last option’ as Corps pursues this route with local governments
Lake Lanier
The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper say stormwater runoff causes nutrient pollution in Lake Lanier for second consecutive year and record-high levels recorded in the last two years demonstrate the need to revisit a 2018 federal cleanup plan created to reduce unwanted nutrients in the Lake Lanier watershed. - photo by By Scott Rogers
Citing closings as a possible option, the Army Corps of Engineers is hoping "non-federal public” partners, such as county governments, can help in “the co-management of certain recreation areas” on Lake Lanier.“The purpose of the agreements is to ‘share the cost’ of operations and maintenance of the recreation areas,” the Corps says in a press release, adding that the agency is “right sizing” the federal recreation program “to remain within appropriated funds received.”