Public Fishing Area to Close for Leak Detection, Repair | Environment
The Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area closes for leak detection and repair in the main lake.
According to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources news release, the PFA closes on November 7.
"The lake was last at full pool in April 2011, but due to low water levels, the boat ramps were closed in August at the PFA. Since that time, pool levels have continued to drop and now the lake sits at more than 17 feet below pool."
DNR personnel will move remaining fish and place them in other PFAs.
"The remaining lake pool will be drained and an engineering firm will provide an assessment with repair options. Regardless of the repair needs, the area is expected to re-open by Spring 2014," according to the release.