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Corps updating manual that guides operations in tri-state river basin
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Public meeting

What: Army Corps of Engineers draft water manual and environmental impact statement for the water basin including Lake Lanier

When: 4-7 p.m. Monday

Where: Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St.

The first of five public meetings on draft operating plans for the tri-state basin that includes Lake Lanier is set for Monday in Gainesville.

The Army Corps of Engineers meeting will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St.

Attendees will be able to learn about the plans, offer comments and pick up CDs of related corps documents.

The current manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin was completed in 1958, shortly after Lake Lanier was formed.

The revision is intended to “improve operations for authorized purposes to reflect changed conditions since the manuals were last developed,” states a corps website dedicated to the manual update.

One key part of the documents is they call for gross withdrawals of 225 million gallons per day upstream of Buford Dam, including 40 million gallons from the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County.

The remaining public meetings are set in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, with the last one set for Nov. 9 in Eastpoint, Fla.

Final documents are slated to be completed and filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the fall of 2016. The Water Control Manual is scheduled to be approved by the spring of 2017.


Public meeting

What: Army Corps of Engineers draft water manual and environmental impact statement for the water basin including Lake Lanier

When: 4-7 p.m. Monday

Where: Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St.


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