A procedure is now in place to fly drones over Lake Lanier, and it requires the drone operator to seek permission 30 days in advance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps announced on Facebook.
Requests to fly must be submitted to: Lake Sidney Lanier, Project Managers Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford GA 30515.
“Requests are to include contact information, location, day of event, map of area that drone will be operated in, licensing, training/certification, FAA, etc.,” the Corps said. Those with questions can contact Chief Ranger Chris Arthur, 770-945-9531.
Previously, in a February 2016 Facebook posting, the Corps held that “the use of unmanned aerial systems at Lake Lanier is strictly prohibited” over any Corps property as well as that leased to other agencies and private companies like marinas.