Lake Allatoona - Flooding (again)

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  1. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    480
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Went to the marina today to check on things and most of the dock walkways are under several feet of water...no real surprise since the lake has come up over 16 feet in 10 days...Corps of Engineers is predicting the lake will hit 850' (normal summer pool is 840') in a few days and it is projected to take almost 4 weeks to lower to full pool...
    Right now we still have power to the dock(s), but this could change...sure glad I replaced all the batteries last year...
     
  2. Ricky Bobby

    Ricky Bobby New Member

    4
    Dec 17, 2019
    290 sundancer
    twin 305's mercruiser with Alfa outdrives
    I could still make it out to the boat with out getting my feet wet yesterday not sure about today yet but going to check this afternoon.
     
  3. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    wonder what Lake Lanier is doing? Chickamauga on the TN River has been at full pool for a few days and the Tenn-Tom is basically flooded as well...
     
  4. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Looks like Lanier is close to 5 feet above full pool. No power generation is scheduled for Allatoona since the whole ACT Basin is at or above capacity...well, it's not exactly prime boating season, so it's more of an inconvenience than a real problem...
     
  5. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Lake Chatuge one of the headwaters to the TN river around Chatanogga is not a full pool yet, but they are not letting any out. Try to hold the water up here in the Mountains since our water flows north to the TN river.
     
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  6. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Currently, 4.9ft above full pool. Was at the boat checking things out yesterday. We are on a floating dock so we are good. However, there are massive amounts of stuff-trees, etc. floating in the water. I would not take my boat out for naught now. Record level is 6.2ft above full pool in 1964. We shall see....

    Bennett
     
  7. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Good luck you guys, hope no boats/docks get damaged
     
  8. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Lake Lanier today. Usually the gangplank is down about 10’...today it was flat out to the docks.

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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
  9. stephenm27

    stephenm27 Active Member

    311
    Nov 3, 2009
    Milton, GA
    2009 310 Sundancer
    350 MAG Mercs/B3 x 2 (Axius Premier)
  10. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Port Royale
     
  11. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    480
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    A few pictures of the dock taken this afternoon...it's getting awful close to the main disconnect panel..
     

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  12. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    These flooding stories are starting really early this year... Good luck
     
  13. ocgrant

    ocgrant Active Member

    138
    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Cummins QSC
    wow did they kill all the power to the docks yet? My friend has his 32 there and they told him they were shutting power off if it got any higher.
     
  14. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    480
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Looks like it...my internet camera went down (router requires A/C Power)..Which dock is your friend's 32 on?
     
  15. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Assuming for a minute they got no more rain, how long would it take for the lake to drain down to normal levels, and how does it drain?
     
  16. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    480
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Assuming no more rain (supposed to rain on Tuesday), and a "normal" generation schedule, it should take about 4 weeks to return to full summer pool..Water drains into the Etowah River which eventually becomes part of the Mobile River.
     
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  17. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Thanks. Always nice to see/hear what's going on in other parts of the country.
     
  18. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 EC
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin 546s Plotter
    454 Crusaders
    Are homes/businesses being flooded? What is the flood insurance requirements around these areas? Seems like all we hear about in coastal areas is how expensive it is for flood insurance but never inland area that do flood from time to time.
     
  19. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    Lake Lanier this morning is 5.3ft above full pool. All floating docks/gang planks seem ok. Anything “nailed” down like some of the gang planks are underwater. In Atl, some older homes were built in flood plains along creeks and are likely flooded, but I have not heard of much at all. This country is hilly enough that it all runs off into rivers and then into the lakes. We do not have flood insurance and I do not know of anyone that does.

    Bennett
     
  20. Windjammer

    Windjammer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    480
    Nov 10, 2007
    Marietta, GA
    340 Sundancer 2006
    8.1 Mercruiser V-Drives
    Here is a chart of the ACT River Basin for those that are not familiar with the area..
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