Peachtree City says Lake Peachtree will stay low this summer - CBS46 News

Peachtree City leaders say low level at Lake Peachtree will persist through summer

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Virtual bone-dry conditions at Lake Peachtree will remain in place throughout the summer, after officials in Peachtree City discovered cracks in a key piece of infrastructure that controls water levels.

"It's infrastructure, and infrastructure over time, fails," said City Manager Jim Pennington. That piece of infrastructure is the spillway on the south end of the lake, which was fully revealed after the city drained the lake for scheduled maintenance on docks and other areas. When the water level was lowered, the cracks were discovered in the spillway.

"We definitely weren't planning on this, we've had to cancel a number of events," said Pennington. He said a triathlon and boat race that had been scheduled on the lake will not be able to move forward there, because the lake is not expected to be up before the fall.

Peachtree City has hired an engineering firm to investigate the best remedy for the problem, and recommend a solution. Pennington said it's not clear how much that might cost, or when it could be fixed.

Lake Peachtree is one of four reservoirs that supplies drinking water to Fayette County residents. The other three are still at normal levels.

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