In today’s article we discuss about a beautiful lake that is situated in the state of USA .Some rumors viral about this lake ,lets check all about it .
Where Is Lake Lanier?
Lake Lanier is a reservoir in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created by the completion of Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956, and is also fed by the waters of the Chestatee River.
Area of the Lake,
The lake encompasses 38,000 acres (150 km2) or 59 sq mi (150 km2) of water, and 692 mi (1,114 km) of shoreline at normal level, a “full pool” of 1,071 ft (326 m) above mean sea level and the exact shoreline varies by resolution according to the coastline paradox. Named for poet Sidney Lanier, it was built and is operated by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers for flood control and water supplies. Its construction destroyed more than 50,000 acres (20,000 ha) of farmland and displaced more than 250 families, 15 businesses, and relocated 20 cemeteries along with their corpses in the process.
The lake is in Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Gwinnett, and Lumpkin counties, split about 60%, 30%, 5%, 4%, and 1%, respectively, filling the valley into numerous small arms and fingers.
The former thalweg of the Chestatee and the Chattahoochee south of it form the county line between Hall and a corner of Gwinnett to the east, and Dawson and Forsyth counties to the west.
The land that now sits at the bottom of Lake Lanier was, before the 1950s, forest and farmland. Before the lake was completely filled, construction crews felled the treetops, leaving tall stumps to remain, in some areas, not far beneath the lake’s surface.
Why Lake Lanier is infamous?
Lake Lanier, an infamous lake just outside of Atlanta in North Georgia, trends online after another person, unfortunately, drowns in the lake over Memorial Day weekend.
Although the person’s identity has not been released yet, NBC reports that “The body of the man, who was not identified, was then recovered by the county fire department.” But, the news began to trend online, as drownings occurring in the lake do not surprise people as it happens quite frequently, and with the rich history behind the lake, some people believe that the lake is haunted.
Facilities in Lake Lanier,
According to Georgia’sDNR, “Lake Lanier experienced 57 boating fatalities and 145 drownings between 1999 and 2018.
Hunted Lake,boating accidents
From 2015 to 2018 alone, Lake Lanier saw 43 lake-related de*ths.” In contrast, “Georgia’s DNR says that from 2015 to 2018, Lanier had 128 boating accidents.
In comparison, during that same time span, Lake Allatoona experienced 66 accidents, Sinclair reported 16 and Oconee had 19.”
Answer about the reason of happing so many accidents,
In order to answer the question of why so many accidents have happened in the lake, some look back on the history.
People views about hunted lake,
The lake, which was man-made, moved over 250 families and over 20 cemeteries, despite the residents fighting against this. Along with racial tensions in 1912 when the area forced out over 1,000 Black individuals and the removal of Cherokee people in 1830, many believe that the lake is haunted by a combination of events.
People afraid hunted lake,
Even people who are not local to the lake or even anywhere near Georgia know about the haunting rumor, proving that the lake definitely has a reputation.
Some people have claimed that they felt like they were being dragged into the lake by ghostly entities, while others claim to have seen a ghost on the waters.
Others say that the danger lies in carelessness, often coupled with drinking. Still, many claim that they have never swam in the lake and will never do so. “I have never set foot in the state of Georgia yet even I know about Lake Lanier’s reputation at this point.”