Lake Lanier’s water level is holding steady at 1,065.97 or 5.03 feet below our normal full pool of 1,071. Surface temperatures quickly fell into the 40’s with the recent cold snap. The main lake and creeks mouths are mostly clear. The creeks, pockets and rivers are slightly stained. The Chattahoochee River is clear. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river at 770-945-1466. When air temperatures drop into the teens, we must prepare before hitting the lake. It’s not just for comfort but, more importantly, safety. Dress in layers in your warmest cloths. Wind chills increase exponentially with the wind speed out on the lake. Wear a rain suit or overalls to protect you from the wind. First of all, a warm breakfast along with a thermos of coffee or hot chocolate is a very good start. After eating, put on most of your outdoors clothes and turn off the heater in your vehicle to get acclimated to the outside temperatures.