Lake Peachtree Refilling Delayed

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Author: PTC People
Date Published: April 2, 2014

What is Going On With Lake Peachtree

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Many people have been asking when Lake Peachtree is going to be filled back up. We received this city notice this morning (4/2/2014) and it answers this exact question.

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The water level of Lake Peachtree in central Peachtree City was lowered in January to allow property owners along the western shoreline to perform regular maintenance to their shoreline and docks. Refilling the lake was expected to begin at the end of March. That date has been delayed.

During the time Lake Peachtree was lowered, the City of Peachtree City and the Fayette County Water System performed a safety inspection on the spillway that regulates the water level in the lake. The safety inspection revealed the need to make repairs to the spillway.

County and City Staff are working diligently to complete the necessary testing to develop an acceptable means of repair. This process will take approximately three (3) weeks.

Once an acceptable means of repair is developed, staff will be better able to forecast when the lake can be returned to normal pool level. Until that time, staff will work to raise the level of the lake to a safe point at or below the bottom of the spillway.

We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause; however, the safety of the public is of paramount importance to us. We appreciate your patience while this problem is corrected. Please look for more updates to come on this issue.

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Did This Missing Pipe Having Anything To Do With The Needed Repairs?

When we first explored Lake Peachtree after it was drained we found this huge pipe near the spillway. It looked kind of important. Maybe it has something to do with the needed repairs...we honestly don't think it does but were surprised when we discovered it.

Thanks Peachtree City and Fayette County for your hard work. We look forward to having our Lake back and knowing that it is up to date and safe!

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4 Responses to Lake Peachtree Refilling Delayed

  1. Mary Bristol Rendall on May 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    The entire process has been delayed and delayed again. It is really sad to have such a beautiful part of Peachtree city drained and growing weeds. People have plans…weddings in their backyards overlooking the ‘lake’, family and friends visiting and planning to use the lake for boating and fishing and just enjoying what should be a beautiful view! Trying to sell a home overlooking the lake will be difficult. It seems the long wait could have been avoided and now it is time to get it fixed and filled again. Whatever ok the state has to give shouldn’t take weeks!

    • PTC People
      PTC People on May 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Mary,

      I agree with you. It would be interesting to get an inside look of why something like this takes so long. The city has done everything they need to and are just waiting for the state to give the “Ok”.

      But the fact that it is taking the state so long to approve this isn’t too big of surprise. The government isn’t the quickest and most efficient at getting things done. Maybe there is a phone number that if we all called they would get the message to make a decision on this.

      Sincerely,

      Garret
      PTC People

  2. Susan Vandivier on April 2, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Does anyone know when the public dock on lake peachtree will be rebuilt?

    • PTC People
      PTC People on April 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Susan,

      After speaking with some city officials I got a rough estimate that it would be finished in the middle of April. I drove by the location today and didn’t see any activity and it is April 4th. My guess is that since the lake has been delayed for refilling they will also push this back.

      It will be interesting to see how well the city keeps their deadlines or dates that they have set. They do have a lot of projects going on right now though.

      Sincerely,

      Garret

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