Lake Lanier reported at lowest level since 2009

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Lake Lanier has dropped to a level it hasn't been at since a two-year drought ended in 2009.
Data from the Corps shows the North Georgia reservoir stood at 1,066.87 feet above sea level on Sunday. Summer full pool is 1,071 feet above sea level. Georgia Power reports the lake at 1,066.81 feet early Monday.
The last time the lake was reported at a lower elevation was Sept. 20, 2009, when the level was 1,065.55 feet.
The U.S Drought Monitor says much of Georgia is experiencing severe drought.

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