Lake Lanier still lower than normal Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 8 Pouya Dianat / AJC Despite heavy spring rainstorms, Lake Lanier has recovered only a bit from the record low it reached Dec. 26. 2 / 8 Pouya Dianat / AJC Lanier is still about 13 feet below its average depth for this time of year. 3 / 8 Pouya Dianat / AJC Boats are slowly making their way back onto the lake. 4 / 8 Pouya Dianat / AJC Boaters are starting to push docks out and making sure they're prepared for summer. 5 / 8 Pouya Dianat / AJC Miles of lake bed show along Lanier's shoreline. 6 / 8 Pouya Dianat / AJC Under long-standing pressure from Georgia officials, the federal government lowered its required releases from Lanier in November and again in March. 7 / 8 Pouya Dianat / AJC This month, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a drought contingency plan to keep more water in the lake. 8 / 8 Pouya Dianat / AJC Lanier is the main source of drinking water for more than 3 million metro Atlantans. Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.