What's going to happen to Lake Sinclair levels when Georgia Power closes?

Not only do I get this question from people looking to buy on Lake Sinclair, it's one I've gotten several times from past buyers who live and own lake homes on Sinclair.  About a year ago Georgia power held a meeting with the local brokerages and have assured us that levels will continue to be maintained. Plant Branch will close in April of 2015.

You see, not only did Georgia Power produce from their coal fired Plant Branch, but also at Sinclair Dam and Wallace Dam (that backs up Lake Oconee) and in order to continue to pump water back and forth from Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair the level of Lake Sinclair will need to be maintained as not pull silt from the bottom of Lake Sinclair through the pumping system. 

So don't fear, we're still going to have Lake Sinclair, your lake property is safe and the levels will be maintained as they currently are in the future. 

Look for my Lake Sinclair market report tomorrow.  Hopefully the February data has all been entered into the MLS system and I will pull data tomorrow for the report.  I took a sneak peak this afternoon and found numbers up and prices up, but tune in to my blog tomorrow for the details.

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Comment balloon 11 commentsTammy Lankford • March 06 2013 01:59PM


Hi Tammy,

While I'm normal not a fan of Georgia Power, it's good to see that they are maintaining the system between the two lakes. And you are so on top of your market!  Way to go!!!  Best of good success to you and Donald!

Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) over 2 years ago

Good information to share with our buyers, past and present. 

Posted by Justine Greene over 2 years ago

I'm glad to hear the lake won't be affected by the power plant shutting down. Great teaser for the market report tomorrow.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 2 years ago

Jordon- well power is better than no power, so I am a fan. LOL  Thanks.

Justine- no doubt

Debbie- I hope that I actually get it done early.  It's going to be a busy day.  I may pull the data tonight and work on it and then check the data one last time before I post in the morning.  One lazy agent messed up my December report with a very late sold entry in mid January.

Posted by Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668) (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 2 years ago

Well that is a valid question and one that the answer would directly effect the value of local homes.  Great post, once again.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) over 2 years ago

Tammy Lankford and Lane Realty will always have your back on Lake Sinclair real estate.  Call them today with any questions about Lake Sinclair and Georgia Power.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 2 years ago

That's a relief for Lake Sinclair residents current and future Tammy!  I am sure you are going to have a terrific market report for everyone tomorrow :)!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 2 years ago
I can't imagine that Lake Sinclair residents are nervous about the power company closing. It is good that you gave this report to help ease their minds.
Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) over 2 years ago

Hi Tammy, what great information that will be of value to not only those looking to move to Lake Sinclair as well as those living there thinking about their property values. Knowing this info is just one of the many reasons why buyers and sellers should be calling you!

Posted by Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon) over 2 years ago

Anytime infra structures close it creates stress for the local communities. I am shocked that they did not hold more Public Messages to reassure the community!! I am glad you are putting the word out Tammy!

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 2 years ago

Tammy - Great information for buyers and sellers in the Lake Sinclair area to be aware of.  This is why you are a great local information resource when it comes to the Lake Sinclair real estate market!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 2 years ago

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