ATLANTA (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to
Georgia's request to send less water into the Chattahoochee River
as it winds through metro Atlanta.
The Corps agreed Wednesday to release less water from Lake
Lanier, at least through the end of the month.
The federal agency that operates Lake Lanier already had reduced
the flows from the lake for six weeks in March and April, also at
Reducing the releases is one reason Lanier has risen nearly 3
feet since mid-March, despite inflows into the lake from feeder
streams and rivers that have been well below normal. Still, the
lake remains about 13 feet below full, a record for this time of