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How one group’s efforts might have saved some Lake Lanier islands from disappearing
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Lake Lanier Association executive director Jennifer Flowers visits some islands in Lake Lanier with Rich York Tuesday, June 16, 2020, to inspect new rip rap placed around the island to stop erosion. The Association's 2-year effort to restore Lake Lanier's many islands, which had been eroding from waves caused by passing boats, finished in May. - photo by Scott Rogers
The Lake Lanier Association, with the funding help of governments and others, spent nearly $500,000 putting riprap, or heavy rocks, around the islands dotting the 38,000-acre lake. The rocks were placed along heavily eroded areas, which had turned into sheer cliffs exposing red dirt and sediment.