The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has sent a letter to the Mobile office of the Corps of Engineers requesting the Corps reduce the minimum amount of flow in the Chattahoochee River at Peachtree Creek in Atlanta by 13% between November 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009. This will reduce this flow from 485 million gallons a day (MGD) to 420 MGD, thereby leaving an additional 11.7 billion gallons of water in Lake Lanier.
The EPD letter requests this action to conserve needed storage in Lake Lanier and states that its modeling has shown that water quality at Peachtree Creek was not adversely affected when the flow was reduced between March and May 2008.
The Corps of Engineers is reviewing this request and is asking for stakeholder comments to be received by October 27 by submitting its online form.
You may also submit your comments to
or send a letter to the following address:
Colonel Byron G. Jorns, District Commander
Mobile District, USACE
P. O Box 2288
Mobile, AL 36628-0001
The Corps' press release may be read at