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What parks, marinas are doing as Lanier hits 5 feet above full pool
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The walking trail alongside Lake Lanier at Longwood Park is closed Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, as high water levels have covered the sidewalk. Recent non-stop rains have caused flooding in parks around Lake Lanier and forced some boat ramps to be closed. - photo by Scott Rogers
Marinas, lake trails and boat ramps are feeling the full effects of this year’s winter precipitation, and some have had to temporarily close down until Lake Lanier’s water level decreases. In Gainesville, the total amount of rainfall for January reached 5.62 inches, according to the National Weather Service Forecast Office. For January 2018, Gainesville received a total of 2.7 inches.