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By Len Kiese - bio | email

September 8, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you live around Lake Chehaw, you may notice the water going down soon. There's no need for concern.

Beginning September 29th, the lake will be lowered by 10 feet to allow Georgia Power to perform maintenance on the Flint River Hydro Dam Spillway gates.

It will also allow people who live along the lake to repair, clean or expand their docks. Any work must be approved by Georgia Power. Georgia Power also stresses safety once the drawdown begins.

"Safety is very important. A lot of things change when the elevation is down on the lake so use extreme caution when you're out boating during that period," said Georgia Power Senior Land Management Specialist Michael Barnett.

People should also make sure their boats and belongings are secure during the drawdown. They'll begin refilling the lake on November 3rd.

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