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 08-08-2020 at 9:05 AM

12:00 AM Pool Level

1071.26 MSL (up 0.12" since yesterday)

6:00 AM Pool Level

1071.26 MSL (up 0.24" since yesterday)

Full Pool Level

1071.00 MSL (0.26' surplus at 12:00 AM)

Average 12:00 AM Level

1068.02 MSL (this day, past 61 years)

Next Record High

0.00' (1071.26 MSL on 2020-08-08)

Next Record Low

-0.18' (1071.08 MSL on 2020-07-31)

Inflow

1299 CFS

Outflow

1103 CFS (196 CFS surplus)

Power Generation

288 MWH

Rainfall (6AM-6AM)

1.00 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 08-08-2020 at 9:05 AM

 

Cubic Feet Per Second

Gallons Per Second

Gallons Per Minute

Gallons Per Hour

Gallons Per Day

Inflow

1299

9,717

583,031

34,981,901

839,565,627

Outflow

1103

8,251

495,060

29,703,646

712,887,519

Difference

196

1,466

87,970

5,278,254

126,678,108


Lake Lanier Records
Last Updated on 08-08-2020 at 9:05 AM

 

Monthly

Yearly

Record

Last*

12:00 AM Full Pool High

1071.26 MSL on 2020-08-08

1076.68 MSL on 2020-02-21

1077.15 MSL on 1964-04-14

1071.6 MSL on 2020-07-19 (20 days ago)

12:00 AM Full Pool Low

1071.1 MSL on 2020-08-01

1068.71 MSL on 2020-01-01

1050.79 MSL on 2007-12-26

1071.25 MSL on 2020-08-07 (1 days ago)

6:00 AM Full Pool High

1071.26 MSL on 2020-08-08

1076.67 MSL on 2020-02-21

1077.17 MSL on 1964-04-14

1071.28 MSL on 2020-07-13 (26 days ago)

6:00 AM Full Pool Low

1071.11 MSL on 2020-08-01

1068.72 MSL on 2020-01-01

1050.79 MSL on 2007-12-28

1071.24 MSL on 2020-08-07 (1 days ago)

Inflow Low

930 CFS on 2020-08-02

0 CFS on 2020-02-21

-2529 CFS on 2005-02-01

1108 CFS on 2020-08-06 (2 days ago)

Inflow High

3267 CFS on 2020-08-04

39684 CFS on 2020-02-07

56913 CFS on 1961-12-12

1300 CFS on 2020-08-07 (1 days ago)

Outflow Low

930 CFS on 2020-08-02

0 CFS on 2020-02-21

-1733 CFS on 2019-08-05

1103 CFS on 2020-08-07 (1 days ago)

Outflow High

1312 CFS on 2020-08-01

8477 CFS on 2020-03-29

9827 CFS on 1990-02-26

1103 CFS on 2020-08-07 (1 days ago)

Generation Low

237 MWH on 2020-08-02

0 MWH on 2020-02-21

0 MWH on 1960-07-01

239 MWH on 2020-08-03 (5 days ago)

Generation High

346 MWH on 2020-08-01

2362 MWH on 2020-03-16

2554 MWH on 1990-02-26

290 MWH on 2020-08-07 (1 days ago)

Rainfall Low

0 Inches on 2020-08-01

0 Inches on 2020-01-01

-4 Inches on 2018-02-01

0 Inches on 2020-08-07 (1 days ago)

Rainfall High

1 Inches on 2020-08-08

2 Inches on 2020-03-25

5.9 Inches on 2000-08-02

2 Inches on 2020-03-25 (136 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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