Lake Tobesofkee water levels being lowered six feet

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Water levels at Lake Tobesofkee are being lowered by six feet.
Lake manager Donald Bracewell says lowering the water levels will give homeowners as well as lake officials a chance to do some much-needed maintenance.
“It gives homeowners the opportunity to do construction on their docks and sea walls and it gives us an opportunity to work around the lake,” he said. “Much construction that needs to be done.”
Lowering the lake levels will mean raising the dam gates a foot and a half, which will mean a drop in the normal pool level from 369 to 354.
Bracewell says the overall safety for lake-goers won’t be great impacted but that they are cautioning boaters in areas with sandbars and where objects may be under the water.
“We’re gonna be repairing the docks at Claystone Park as well as Arrowhead Park,” he said.
These areas are common for swimming and other recreational activities.
Bracewell’s prediction is that with the help of natural rainfall, the lake will be back to its normal levels by early March if they begin raising its levels in February.
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