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The park is holding its first annual Paddle Under the Perseids program in which visitors travel in two-person kayaks out to the center of the lake for a good vantage point of the heavens.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Hall County air quality improves with cool, rainy weather
Source: Gainesville Times
Audio: First West Nile mosquitoes identified in DeKalb County
Forsyth County family narrowly escapes ‘electric shock drowning’ on Lake Lanier
Electric shock drowning can occur when electric currents go through a swimmer’s body while he or she is immersed in freshwater, paralyzing then rendering a person unable to do anything but slip underwater; the electricity is generally from public and private marinas and docks.
Source: Gainesville Times/weekend
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography studying boat docks
Clark Alexander spent three years studying the question: Do boat docks built over coastal marshes do less environmental harm if they’re riddled with holes to let sunlight pass through to marsh grasses beneath them? Answer: For most of the year, open grating docks still block almost as much light as solid wood.
Source: Anderson Independent-Mail/AP