Lake Burton Civic Association

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the lake drawdown?

Lake Burton “Winter Rule Curve” Annual Drawdown Schedule

November 1 – Lake starts down gradually from normal 1865.0 elevation.
December 31 – Lake is 7 feet down - 1858.0 elevation.
February 1 – Lake starts up from 1858.0 elevation.
March 1 – Lake is within 5 feet of normal pool 1860.0 elevation.
May 1 – Lake is back to normal summer pool 1865.0 elevation .

To receive a construction permit for new structures or for maintenance of existing structures, a construction application must be submitted to Georgia Power for approval.  Applications must be reviewed and approved by Georgia Power before starting construction.

If you have questions regarding the drawdown, please call Georgia Power at  706-746-1450.