GA: Lake Allatoona campgrounds under water after recent rains

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The relentless cycle of rain has not only impacted Lake Lanier on the northern fringes of metro Atlanta, but has also caused the waters of Lake Allatoona to spill over into campgrounds surrounding this popular recreation spot.

That’s according to Jerry Fulton, the operations project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the lake and its surrounding properties. As of early Tuesday morning, the lake level was 851.5 feet or about 11 feet deeper than “full pool,” which is its ideal summer depth of 840 feet. Because the lake level is typically lower in the winter Fulton said the water level is about 18 feet above the normal for this time of year.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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