For a long while now, North Georgia has been facing terrible drought conditions. The Dawsonville area has always been proud of our beloved Lake Lanier. We have begged, prayed, and danced for rain over the past 2 years. But the water level has continued to go down...down...down....
This photo shows the lake in normal conditions:
These photos were taken recently:
This used to be waterfront property!
AND THEN CAME FAYE!!!
And if you can imagine my voice, in the most Southern draw you ever heard, I would like to say, " Ya'll come on down and stay awhile! "
And even though this rain has brought us some flood warnings.....
"The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood watch for portions of Northeast Georgia through Tuesday evening. Rainfall up to 6 inches is expected by Tuesday evening. This could result in rapid rises of creeks and streams. Lake Lanier was up more than a third of a foot early Tuesday morning from the same time Monday.
The torrential rains from Tropical Depression Fay that have soaked the northeast corner of the state - with up to 6 inches in places - have dumped a lot of water into the Lanier watershed, the area that feeds the lake. The lake level early Tuesday was 1053.68, up from 1053.30 early Monday."
And we run the risk of having these kind of problems:
( sent to me from my childhood friend, JoAnn Srein in Melbourne, FL - http://activerain.com/fsbousa )
We'll take the rain Faye! Sit down a spell..take your shoes off! Ya hear ?