Water Conditions: Lake Lanier is presently at 1,072.14 or 1.14 feet above the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid 80s. The main lake and lower lake creeks mouths are clear to stained. The upper lake creeks, pockets and the rivers are slightly stained to very stained. Check generation schedules before heading out to the river below Buford Dam at 770-945-1466.