Lake Rabun, Burton, Seed to be impacted by Hurricane Florence

According to the North Georgia Lakes Resources Office in Lakemont, Rabun County lakes will receive a substantial amount of rain in the coming days as Hurricane Florence creeps towards Georgia’s eastern border.

It is anticipated that rainfall from Hurricane Florence will occur on our lakes in the next several days. At this time, Georgia is expected to receive 2-4 inches of total rainfall from the storm.

Georgia Power Lake Resource officials told WRBN/WGHC News that the rainfall expected could vary but it is more precipitation than a normal rainfall event. Although, the rain is not currently expected to materialize in North Georgia until Saturday.

Georgia Power hydro operations are currently releasing water out of Lake Rabun, Seed and Burton with Turbine units to move the lakes to the lower end of the normal operating range.

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