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As Lake Lanier levels drop, other concerns rise
Drought conditions reduced Lake Lanier's water level to 1,062.94 feet above sea level Sunday afternoon. All of Hall County other than a small portion in the southeast part of the county is considered to be in extreme drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. - photo by Erin O. Smith
With Lake Lanier 8 feet below full pool and falling, Val Perry has a message for Lake Lanier Association members: Move your dock. “If they don’t do it now, they might be stranded,” said the Gainesville-based organization’s president. “We’re hearing we might have a normal winter, which would be OK, but we were supposed to have more rain than we’ve had so far, and we haven’t gotten any.”