Helen, Ga and the northeast portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains has weather which always surprises! This year 2009 promises to be no different. Heavy rains abound, and the Chattahoochee is rich with red clay and running quickly by, on its way to Lake Lanier and Atlanta. The Chattahoochee does sometimes come up over the banks, but quickly lowers. The river as it goes by makes one think that Lake Lanier will shortly be back up and beautiful. Not so. Lake Lanier is still sadly wanting for rain. North of Gainesville, Ga we are fortunate to have beautiful undisturbed headwaters, our river homes still have beautiful shoals, white water and the wonderful sounds which make the Chattahoochee SING. While most people love to live on the river, most rivers are silent and deep. We are indeed fortunate to have the sounds of the river, much like the waves of the ocean. Only when the river gets over the banks does the sound get a little frightening, just rushing water. If that sound disappears we are indeed worried, still waters run deep and deep waters run still, if that makes sense? The streams running into the river are rising and the dry streams are not!
The rainy nights in Georgia are beautiful, but care has to be taken that you do not ride across some of the streams as usual. Over 3 feet of water can actually sweep an autombile off the road, the weather wizards say, so be careful. Enjoy your visits in Helen and northeast Georgia. If you need help finding that perfect cabin or permanent home on the Chattahoochee, call me. I will help you from start to finish. www.FlynnTaylor.com for the latest in real estate, 706 865 5700, let's talk! Flynn