Four meetings will be held this week by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to update the public on the results of the Lake Lanier Recreation Capacity Study and Master Plan Update.
As AccessWDUN reported three weeks ago, each will feature the same information, with experts from USACE on hand to brief the public on the findings and proposals in the Master Plan.
New information, including a map of current Corps recreation facilities, proposed facilities, favorite and least-favorite places to visit, 2018 "boat counts," public comments from a series of meetings in Feb. 2018, and a 2019 "boater survey," can be found here.
Open House details are as follows:
*Monday, Feb. 24, 4 – 9 pm
Dawson County, Kilough Elementary, 1063 Kilough Church Road, Dawsonville
*Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4 – 9 pm
Hall County, Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
*Wednesday, Feb. 26, 4 – 9 pm
Forsyth County, Central Park Banquet Room, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming
*Thursday, Feb. 27, 4 – 9 pm
Gwinnett County, USACE Lake Sidney Lanier Project Management Office, 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford
For more information, contact the Lake Sidney Lanier Project Management Office at 770-945-9531. Visit go.usa.gov/xdbzm to learn more about the process of Lake Sidney Lanier’s Master Plan Update.
USACE began a Recreation Carrying Capacity Study in October 2017 to review current and future recreational needs and capacity at Lanier. The study is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
The results of the study will be used to update the Lake Lanier Master Plan. The Master Plan is a comprehensive land and recreational management tool that guides the stewardship of natural and cultural resources and the provision of outdoor recreation facilities and opportunities at the project.
The data, analysis, findings, and proposed management actions will be documented in a draft Recreation Carrying Capacity Report and presented at this open house for public response. An updated draft Master Plan will be developed and an Environmental Assessment will be conducted with an expected completion date by the end of 2020.