Lake Lanier Georgia Statistics

Pertinent data for Lake Lanier (volumes, shoreline estimates, etc). Latest ACoE data and 5 week forecast (PDF).
ACoE graph of lake elevation for the last 365 days. Real-time water data for Buford Dam.
Graph of the lake elevation for the life of the project. More graphs and trivia.
Buford Dam water release info: 770-945-1466. Lake Lanier info: 770-945-1467.
How can inflow be negative? Answer here. ACF basin diagram (PDF)

With the exception of the values for the change in 12 AM and 6 AM levels, all lake
level values to the right of the decimal point are 100'ths of a foot.

Lake Allatoona data now available (full pool rule still needs work)

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Lake Lanier Georgia Statistics
Last Updated on 05-27-2016 at 9:06 AM

12:00 AM Pool Level

1069.27 MSL (down 1.44" since yesterday)

6:00 AM Pool Level

1069.28 MSL (down 1.44" since yesterday)

Full Pool Level

1071.00 MSL (-1.73' deficit at 12:00 AM)

Average 12:00 AM Level

1069.72 MSL (this day, past 57 years)

Next Record High

1.43' (1070.70 MSL on 2016-05-03)

Next Record Low

-2.05' (1067.22 MSL on 2015-10-31)

Inflow

1064 CFS

Outflow

3351 CFS (-2,287 CFS deficit)

Power Generation

871 MWH

Rainfall (6AM-6AM)

0.00 Inches

All data comes from the Army Corps of Engineers.
Data is normally updated by the ACoE around 7:30 AM CST, this page at 9:05 AM EST
MSL = Mean Sea Level, CFS = Cubic Feet per Second, MWH = Megawatt Hours


Flow Rate Conversions
Last Updated on 05-27-2016 at 9:06 AM

 

Cubic Feet Per Second

Gallons Per Second

Gallons Per Minute

Gallons Per Hour

Gallons Per Day

Inflow

1064

7,959

477,556

28,653,381

687,681,160

Outflow

3351

25,067

1,504,033

90,241,994

2,165,807,866

Difference

-2,287

-17,107

-1,026,476

-61,588,612

-1,478,126,705


Lake Lanier Records
Last Updated on 05-27-2016 at 9:06 AM

 

Monthly

Yearly

Record

Last*

12:00 AM Full Pool High

1070.7 MSL on 2016-05-03

1075.48 MSL on 2016-01-01

1077.15 MSL on 1964-04-14

1069.39 MSL on 2016-05-26 (1 days ago)

12:00 AM Full Pool Low

1069.27 MSL on 2016-05-27

1069.27 MSL on 2016-05-27

1050.79 MSL on 2007-12-26

1069.13 MSL on 2015-11-07 (202 days ago)

6:00 AM Full Pool High

1070.7 MSL on 2016-05-03

1075.49 MSL on 2016-01-01

1077.17 MSL on 1964-04-14

1069.4 MSL on 2016-05-26 (1 days ago)

6:00 AM Full Pool Low

1069.28 MSL on 2016-05-27

1069.28 MSL on 2016-05-27

1050.79 MSL on 2007-12-28

1069.24 MSL on 2015-11-07 (202 days ago)

Inflow Low

507 CFS on 2016-05-16

507 CFS on 2016-05-16

-2529 CFS on 2005-02-01

598 CFS on 2016-05-25 (2 days ago)

Inflow High

2686 CFS on 2016-05-18

14312 CFS on 2016-02-25

56913 CFS on 1961-12-12

1183 CFS on 2016-05-26 (1 days ago)

Outflow Low

657 CFS on 2016-05-01

628 CFS on 2016-02-24

0 CFS on 1964-01-25

3089 CFS on 2016-05-26 (1 days ago)

Outflow High

3640 CFS on 2016-05-18

8045 CFS on 2016-01-31

9827 CFS on 1990-02-26

3572 CFS on 2016-05-19 (8 days ago)

Generation Low

168 MWH on 2016-05-01

0 MWH on 2016-02-24

0 MWH on 1960-07-01

813 MWH on 2016-05-26 (1 days ago)

Generation High

925 MWH on 2016-05-19

2103 MWH on 2016-02-10

2554 MWH on 1990-02-26

925 MWH on 2016-05-19 (8 days ago)

Rainfall Low

0 Inches on 2016-05-02

0 Inches on 2016-01-01

0 Inches on 1959-05-01

0 Inches on 2016-05-26 (1 days ago)

Rainfall High

1 Inches on 2016-05-18

1 Inches on 2016-05-18

5.9 Inches on 2000-08-02

1 Inches on 2016-05-18 (9 days ago)

* 'Last' means the last date the item of interest was lower or higher than the value for today. Example: the current 6AM full pool level is 1070.00 on January 1st, 2007, and the lake level has been slowly
lowering. If the last date the lake was at 1070.00 was exactly two years ago, January 1st, 2005 will be displayed. This display is not intuitive, so feel free to email jcwren@jcwren.com with any suggestions.

All data comes from the Army Corps of Engineers.
Data is normally updated by the ACoE around 7:30 AM CST, this page at 9:05 AM EST
MSL = Mean Sea Level, CFS = Cubic Feet per Second, MWH = Megawatt Hours



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