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Lake Lanier (officially Lake Sidney Lanier) is a manmade lake in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956, and is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River. The lake encompasses 38,000 acres or 153.8kmĀ² of water, and 692 miles or 1114km of shoreline at normal level, a "full summer pool" of 1071.0 feet or 326.4 meters AMSL. It was named for poet Sidney Lanier, and was built and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is patrolled by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR). A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... The Chattahoochee River runs from the Chattahoochee Spring in the mountains of northeast Georgia, southwestward by Atlanta and through its suburbs, then turns southward to form the southern half of the Georgia/Alabama state line. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A girl in a swimming pool Water (from the Old English waeter; c. ... The Chestatee River (variant spellings Chestatie, Chestetee, Chostatee, Chosteta, none in modern use) is a river in the Appalachian Mountains of northern Georgia. ... An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A mile is a unit of distance (or, in physics terminology, length) currently defined as 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, or 63,360 inches. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Shore A shore or shoreline is the land at the edge of a large body of water, such as an ocean, sea, or lake. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A poet is some one who writes poetry. ... Sidney Lanier. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... In military tactics, to patrol, or conduct a patrol, is to conduct reconnaissance of a designated area or route. ... The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is the Georgia administrative agency charged with the responsibility of regulating hunting, fishing, boating, and nongame plants and animals. ...


The lake is in Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, and Gwinnett counties, by about 60%, 30%, 5%, and 5% respectively, filling the valley into numerous small arms and fingers. The former thalweg of the Chestatee and the Chattahoochee south of it form the county line between Hall and a tiny corner of Gwinnett to the east, and Dawson and Forsyth to the west. Hall County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Forsyth County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Dawson County is a county located in the state of Georgia. ... Gwinnett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... Fljótsdalur in East-Iceland A valley is a landform, which can range from a few square miles (square kilometers) to hundreds or even thousands of square miles (square kilometers) in area. ... Thalweg (a German word compounded from Tal, valley, and Weg, way) is a term adopted into English usage for geography. ... The word Boundary has a variety of meanings. ...


It is extremely popular with boaters, houseboats, jetskiers and others, particularly around the summer holidays. Over 7.5 million people per year visit the lake, including its marinas and the Lake Lanier Islands waterpark. It was used for the rowing events at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Much of Gwinnett's drinking water is also taken from the lake, after filtering out much of the treated wastewater which also goes into it. Requested permits to take more water out for the growing northeast metro Atlanta area, and to dump more of its wastewater in have triggered lawsuits recently. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A houseboat in Amsterdam House Boat on Kerala water-ways House Boat in Kumarakom lake House Boat on Kerala water-ways A houseboat is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a human dwelling. ... Jet ski is the brand name of Kawasaki Heavy Industries personal water craft. ... For other senses of this word, see summer (disambiguation). ... The word holiday has related but different meanings in English-speaking countries. ... A small marina at Brixham, Devon, England A marina is a small to medium-sized harbor used by mostly private, recreational yachts. ... Lake Lanier Islands are a small group of islands located on Lake Lanier, a medium sized lake located north of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The islands were previously large hills that became the largest land chain remaining after the flooding of the Appalachian river valley located near Gainesville by a man... A water park is an amusement park that features waterplay areas, such as water slides, splash pads, spraygrounds (water playgrounds), lazy rivers, or other recreational bathing environments. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Drinking water Drinking water is water that is intended to be drunk by humans. ... The term filter may refer to: A device to separate mixtures. ... Wastewater is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by any anthropogenic influence. ... Two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Permit, named in honor of the permit, a food fish, often called round pompano, found in waters from North Carolina to Brazil. ... According to the 2000 census, the 28-county Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area has a population of 4,247,981 making it the eleventh largest metropolitan area in the United States. ... A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in which the party commencing the action, the plaintiff, seeks a legal remedy. ...


Two resort hotels sit on the lake, Emerald Pointe and Pine Isle. Both were recently sold by CNL Hotels & Resorts, a hotel investment firm in Florida, to Georgia businessman Virgil Williams. Both assets sit on a ground lease from the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority which in turn leases the land from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ...


External links

  • Lake Sidney Lanier at GNIS
  • Lake Lanier at USACE
  • Lake Lanier protection
  • Lake Lanier - About North Georgia
  • Lake Lanier Fishing Guide Info
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes
Mobile: Okatibbee
ACF: Andrews | George | Lanier | West Point | Seminole
ACT: Claiborne | Allatoona | Carters | Millers Ferry | Savannah: Hartwell | Thurmond | Russell
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