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Lake Chehaw is lowered four feet

December 2, 2002

Albany-- Thanks to recent rain, Georgia Power will draw down Lake Chehaw.

The water level will be lowered by four feet, starting today. In September, Georgia Power canceled the draw down for the second time because of the persistent drought. But, in October and November, parts of Southwest Georgia soaked up rain in the double digits.

Geohydrologist Doug Wilson says, "We've gotten a lot of rain. Whether the drought is broken or not, the jury is still out on that. The National Weather Service is predicting more wet weather. With the rain we've had and the wet winter we are in pretty good shape."

The Lake Chehaw draw down will last until December 20th. Homeowners will now have the opportunity to make repairs on their docks.

Posted at 5:50 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com