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GAINESVILLE | Rains help Lake Lanier rebound
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GAINESVILLE | Rains help Lake Lanier rebound

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Recent rains have helped to replenish the water level at Lake Lanier.

As of Tuesday morning, the lake's water level is reportedly the highest it has been since early November.

Authorities say the lake had been dropping by nearly a foot and a half every two weeks. It has dropped to 1,057.91 feet above sea level on Nov. 14, the lowest it had been since March 2009 during the drought that started in 2007.

NOV. 14 PHOTO GALLERY: Lake Lanier looks very dry

But the rains have helped to reverse the lake's downward course.

Lake Lanier's water level Monday was 1,059.22 feet -- still nearly 11 feet below the winter full pool of 1,070 feet.

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