And Then There Was Faye!

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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 ?

 

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Leslie Bloss, Bellevue Real Estate Professional
Bellevue, WA

Hi Kimberly,  thank you for sharing the pictures.  I hope Faye didn't do too much damage in your area.  I have some property by Lake Mead in Arizona--there has been such a drought in the area for several years that people there really want rain to fill up the lake.

Aug 26, 2008 05:16 AM #1
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

We moved from Atlanta a few years ago and remember Lake Lanier well!  Here is hoping you get plenty of rain (but no big problems) from Faye!

Aug 26, 2008 05:23 AM #2
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Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

Hey,Kimberly. I am so glad to see that you all are getting some much needed rain. I wish you all the best, Jim

Aug 26, 2008 05:28 AM #3
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Bob Southard
Atlas Realty Service, LLC - Kennesaw, GA
e-Pro - Cobb, Cherokee, North Fulton

We got a real good dose of rain here on the west side of Atlanta and it looked like there was a whole bunch heading your way.  We sure do need it.  BTW, I have my car serviced in Dawsonville,  Its  long way from Powder Springs but I know the folks and trust them.  Big T Tires in Dawsonville at 400 and 53.  Talk to Steven or Rick and tell them I sent you.

Lets hope for a lot more rain!

Aug 26, 2008 05:32 AM #4
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Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

In Texas we have been in a drought for about ten years. Of course since its Texas we have had a few freak storms that dumped 4-10 inches in a short period of time. The only problem is rain like that runs off and causes problems instead of soaking in and being beneficial. Good luck and remember your water-wings just in case!!

Aug 26, 2008 06:01 AM #5
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