Forum: The Buford Dam & Lake Lanier
Cost: $3 or Free for Members
Starts: Tuesday October 8th, 2019 @ 11:00pm
Ends: Wednesday October 9th, 2019 @ 12:00am
Duration: about an hour.

Forum: The Buford Dam & Lake Lanier
7:00 PM
$3 or Free for Members
322 Academy St NE Gainesville, GA 30501

Geoffrey Whitehead of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present on the history of the Buford Dam and the creation of Lake Lanier. The dam and lake were created to control downstream flooding, provide a reliable source of drinking water and hydroelectric power, and offer recreational activities for the community. During this forum you'll learn about the controversy over this huge endeavor and its impact on the surrounding community and environment.

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The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University - 322 Academy St NE Gainesville, GA 30501 - 770.297.5900 - historycenter@brenau.edu