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Buford Dam Lower Pool Park Closed for Repairs

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Date: September 29, 2008
Contact: Mark Williams, 770-945-9531

The Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier announced today that the Lower Pool Park, located below Buford Dam, will be closed 2-3 weeks due to road maintenance. Closure will begin on Monday September 29th. Visitors will be diverted to the nearby Powerhouse Park located on the east side of Buford Dam.

The Powerhouse Park has river access for trout fishermen but does not have a boat ramp.

The Powerhouse Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For questions contact the Corps of Engineers at 770-945-9531.

Did You Know?

Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.