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00orps HOGANSVILLE HOMt,: Nt.:v >',:. i.,,:iq 23, 1999 - PA(;I!: 5 Lake Levels on ACF, ACT Continue to Decline Lake levels at U.S. Army of Engineers, Mobile reservoirs on the Chattahoochee- (ACF) and Alabama- poossa (ACT) River continue to decline in sight from the weather this spring and The ACF has received about Percent of its normal inflows year. Weather officials that most of the ACF is tthe extreme drought catego- Rainfall for the last 12 has been 50 to 75 per- Birthdays & Anniversaries September 23 Donald Hammett, Michael Mr. and Mrs. Tommy September 24 Eddie Leverett, Mary Jeter, Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Johns September 25 Chris Boyd, Christy Maria Whiteloon, Holloway, Robert F. September 26 Ila L. Burdette, Lucille September 27 Brian Fuller, G.B. Head, Jr., Hendrix, Magdalene Nita Strain, Terry Irvin September 28 Clifford Michael Crews, Stewart, Samantha Victoria Adams, Mr. Mike Vinyard September 29 Chad Thomas, Debbie Michelle Boyd, Sheila Sue Johnson, Virginia First Baptist cent of normal for the ACE Most of the ACF has been at the 75 percent of the normal range for rainfall. Officials predict slowly worsening conditions with no rainfall expected in that area for the next week to 10 days. On the ACE Lake Lanier, northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, was at 1064.2 feet on September 8 and will be near 1063.3 by next weekend (September 18-19). Lanier is down about 2.2 feet from its average level of 1066.6 feet for this time of year. (Full pool is 1071 feet). The record low for Lanier was 1052.7 feet in December 1981 during a drought period. Boaters need to watch for underwater obstructions. Lanier park rangers have put temporary hazard markers (orange floats 14-inches in diameter) at potentially haz- ardous sites. Boaters who see other hazards should report them to Lanier Project Office at (770) 945-9531. Swim lines were extended at Mary Alice Park, West Bank Park, Buford Dam Park and Van Pugh Park. West Point Lake, at West Point, was at 628.9 feet and fore- casted to be near 626.8 feet next weekend. West Point is down about 1.5 feet from its average level of 630.4 feet for this time of year. (Full pool is 635 feet). The record low for West Point Lake was 619.7 feet in November 1985 during a drougtit period. All West Point project swimming areas were closed September 6, as scheduled, for the season. Currently, there is only one boat ram that is unus- able due to the low lake level, at Snake Creek Park on the Chattahoochee River at the northern end of the lake. All of the other boat launch- Happenings BY PATTI PHILLIPS Deacon of the Week: Phil (September 5), Ken (September' 12) arrd Tab the of Prayer and Offering State Missions was 15-19. "Declare His among the nations, His deeds among all the 96:3. Rev. Henry E. Hulgan has the Doctrinal as of Wednesday night, the 15th with the of "Last Things," and a study of the book of Wednesday night, 22. His sermon g, September 19 "A Prodigal Christian," ,Uke 15:11-24). Our Sunday service was moved to Union Baptist Church in the St. Marks Community where we heard their choir perform, "Moving With the Spirit," a ' combination of music and drama. Refreshments were served afterwards. As you pray, remember: C.E. Stevenson, Bob Tillman, Davis A. Currie, Rachel Yarbrough, Ruby Teel, Avis Hammond, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Chaff in, Mae Foster, Lurley Hurley, Opal Bonner, Pauline Powers, Lucille Friend, Ella Pittman, Randy Huckabee, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore and June Fowler. Our Christian sympathy is extended to the families of: Marion Partridge, Jack Fowler and Ellen Freeman at their recent deaths. 1999 Clearance $1000 Down All stock Models All Homes Come As Turn-Key Packages We Do Clearing, Wells & Septic Tanks LAND & HOME FINANCING AVAILABLE 10 Models to Choose NEW 4 BEDROOM $1000 DownS359 mo. DREAM KITCHEN ,100o Down $399 mo. 5 BEDROOM, 3 BATH FURNISHED ,lO0O Down *499 mo. NEW 3 BEDROOM "SPECIAL" *29,990 16x803 BEDROOM, 2 BATH *500 dwn 1512 Hwy 19 North Thomaston 706-648-2766 GEORGIA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE IJCENSEE "MORE HOME LESS MONEY... That's Buddy's" ing ramps that West Point main- tains at 26 different locations are useable at the current level of 628.57. The elevations at the bottom of these ramps range from a high of 623.5 to a low of 617.0. This provides year-round access for boaters at West Point, unless the lake level gets lower than the predicted 626.8 feet. Even with the lower than normal lake level at West Point, recreational opportunities remain abundant. Currently, there are four Class A campgrounds open for business, and they have one that will remain open all year. The water is beginning to cool a lit- tle, so fishing is improving. Hunting season is opening in both Georgia and Alabama, and there are opportunities for this popular sport at West Point as well. Lake Walter E George, at Fort Gaines, Georgia, was at 184.8 feet and is forecasted to be at 184.7 feet next weekend. W.F. George is down about 3.0 feet from its average level of 187.8 feet for this time of year. (Full pool is 190 feet). The record low for Lake Walter E George was 183.2 feet in April 1965 during a drought period. Jim Woodruff (Lake Seminole), at Chattahoochee, Florida, was at 75.8 feet. It is forecasted to be in the 75.7-76.1 foot range next week. Woodruff is down about 1.7 feet from its full pool level of 77.5 feet. the record low for Woodruff was 74.2 feet in November 1978 dur- ing a low-water period. "Boaters and swimmers should take precautions due to the lower lake levels," said E. Patrick Robbins, chief of Public Affairs, Mobile District. "Boaters should be especially cautious as declining levels may reduce clearance over underwater obstructions. Shallower water conditions could expose rocks or stumps to those swimming or boating on the lakes." The ACT has received about 40 percent of its normal inflows this year. Weather officials report that most of the ACT is in the severe drought category. Officials predict slowly wors- en.ing conditions with no rain- fall expected in that area fro, the next week to 10 days. On the ACT, Lake Allatoona was at elevation 833.5 feet ut September 8 and forecasted l be near 832.8 feet next week end. It was down 6.5 feet bchm, its full pool level of 840 feet. The record low for l.akc Allatoona was 809.3 feet itt December 1954 during a drought period. Lake Allatoona official stopped charging day use fc. August 20 for swim areas dt|c to low water levels. When Lake Allatoona drops below 835 feet there is a greater impact to recreation, more boat ramps are not usable, beaches arc closed, and boats begin to have problems maneuvering in and out of marina areas At 835 feet, all Corps beach- es at Lake Allatoona, one con cession beach, one state park bench and one county park beach are closed. At that level, about seven percent of 28 launching areas are closed. About 40 percent of private docks will go aground. Stumps and rocks will continue to be exposed in upper reaches of Ci'CC[(S at]d rivers. Also at the I,'\\;'l there will be a major impact to seven of eight mari- nas on the lake. :arters Lake was at 1068.2 t,-.t apM forecasted to be near [!tSt by next weekend. t , l,:ls l+ake is down about 5.8 i cot i:l om its full pool of 1074 iucl 'lhe record low for Carters ,,v;,,. t05t,.4 feet in November 1,:+  du ring a drought period. !,+," additional information bi\\;:,c the District website ( ht t. , ://water.sam.usace.army. Jii ;,  call Water Management +1 i , ) 690-2737; West Point I.ai icvel and generation sch,,Juic at 1-888-771-4601; West Point Powerhouse sched- ule at (706) 645-2929; Lake l,amcr forecasted levels at (r7o; 945-1467; or Buford t'o\\;vcrhouse schedule at (770) 945-1466. News releases are posted on tim District homepage: ( hi t p ://ww w. sam.usace.army.m ill). Click on Public Affairs and t [iell News. ...... Spectacular Fall Savings Throughout The Store. 'Standard VeJw hdmlem Applyl