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For nearly 30 years, Georgia and two of its neighbors have fought in court over how water from Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona gets divvied up among the three states. Tensions remain at a rolling boil.
Childish Gambino kicks off his “This is America” tour in Duluth, the BeltLine is about to get lit with the Lantern Parade, and PGA Tour is coming to the East Lake Golf Course.
It’s Labor Day weekend, and Atlantans are hitting the lake. Looking to get in on the action? Here’s what you need to know to get a lake retreat of your own—or even to live there full time (yes, it's possible).
Flashback: How rolling acres of land became Lake Lanier, metro Atlanta’s largest source of drinking water
When crews broke ground on Buford Dam, the almost 39,000-acre area that would become Lake Lanier was home to approximately 700 families. During severe droughts, the water level drops, occasionally revealing remnants of the area’s former life.
Three families, three locations, and three beautiful lakeside summer homes. Take a tour inside.
My first assignment for Atlanta magazine was about throwing a houseboat party on Lake Lanier. Back then I’d never been on a houseboat, let alone Lake Lanier. And the story was due in February, when no one’s out cruising. But I would’ve accepted almost any job to get a byline in Atlanta.
Today’s river is much better shape than it was in the 1970s. That feeds my optimism, but it’s the next part that gets me excited. Another stretch of the river is under restoration. If our own generation is as successful as the River Rats were 40 years ago, the green ribbon that cuts across the entire metro area will truly be a gift for all Atlantans.
Angela Blehm spent her childhood painting. So it’s no surprise that her adult life is full of beauty and imagination. The artist and her family live on a gently sloping lot overlooking Lake Lanier, but the tranquil setting belies the dramatic palette indoors.
Go wakeboarding on Lake Lanier, do stand-up paddle yoga on the 'Hooch, get some high-intensity water aerobics, or try a sprint triathlon with the YMCA
Things we welcome: cooler weather and a barrage of family-friendly events. Here's what you can do this month.
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