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Lanier user survey, master plan delayed a year

A planned second phase of data collection to support the Lake Lanier Master Plan Update will be delayed until the 2019 recreation season, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced.

Also delayed, until the autumn of 2019, will be public and stakeholder meetings that had tentatively been scheduled for this fall. “The entire schedule will shift, and completion of the environmental assessment and final Master Plan Update will be pushed out another year,” the Corps said.

The Corps this summer collected data on boat usage through aerial photographs and first-hand observations to calculate boating density on the lake. Next, the Corps plans to conduct a user survey consisting on of-site interviews and visitor mailings to receive public comment. Topics to be covered include facility development, user conflict and safety concerns.

Data previously collected is available at: https://arcg.is/1qPnDz. “This data has not been fully analyzed, and no conclusions have been drawn at this time,” the Corps said.

Information: https://bit.ly/2Jbkoua.

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