View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

ASK THE EXPERTS

War Hill Boat Ramp re-opens

POSTED: September 21, 2008 5:04 a.m.

The War Hill Boat Ramp reopened last week, after being closed down for a month because of the lake’s low water level.

 

“It just became unsafe, so we had no choice but to close the boat ramp,” said Cathy Brooks, representative for Dawson County Government and Community Affairs.

 

However, an increased amount of rain in the past month has caused the water level in the lake to rise.

 

In light of this development, Dawson County Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Henson, decided to re-open the boat ramp on Sept. 3.

 

Crews from Dawson County Facilities Department came out to prepare the ramp for boaters again. 

 

“Recent rains have caused lake levels to rise enabling us to reopen the ramp,” said Henson. “If lake levels decrease again to the point where safety becomes an issue, we may face closure again,” she warned.  Henson assures that the county will monitor lake levels carefully to determine ramp usage.

 

The War Hill Boat Ramp is open for now, but only Mother Nature will determine its future. If water levels diminish to such a low level again, Dawson County Parks and Recreation will be forced to close the boat ramp down again as a safety measure.

 

“Only time will tell whether we have to close it again,” said Brooks.

 
 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Lumpkin Campmeeting this week
Corbi Hicks, left, and cous...
Humane Society boutique opens
Store volunteer Betsy Conno...
Goodwill opens
George Staska, right, senio...
Children learn flamenco dan...
Flamenco dancer Julie Bagge...
Parker commits to North Geo...
Dawson County High School b...
Intersection changes will b...
Robert Murphy, project mana...
Groundbreaking held for spl...
Rotarians Jim King with Eto...
Campmeeting next week
Families get together betwe...
Elliott visits Dawsonville
Isaiah Baker, 6, poses with...
 

AP VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...