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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rain cuts Lanier releases

Published Nov. 28, 2007
Columbus received more than 2.5 inches of rain between Sunday and Monday. That rainfall, though it did not affect Lake Lanier’s level, added to the amount of water flowing through the lower Chattahoochee and the Flint Rivers, and supplemented the required 4,750 cubic feet per second that must flow through the Apalachicola River to protect endangered mussels and sturgeon, Davis said.

Davis also said that the corps’ "exceptional drought operations" reduced the amount required to flow to the Apalachicola River from 5,000 cfs to 4,750 cfs. If drought conditions worsen, the corps can reduce the flows to 4,500 cfs and again to 4,150 cfs.

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