By Matt Gardner
During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Appling County Board of Commissioners held on July 19 the commissioners discussed the issue of using Lake Mayers for irrigation. County manager Lee Lewis stated that according to the minutes from a meeting from 1981, a letter was sent to the commissioners addressing the issue and stated that Lake Mayers was to be used primarily for recreational use. Lewis also informed the commissioners that the letter also told that if Lake Mayers was not used primarily for public recreational use then the grants issued to Appling County to construct Lake Mayers would be subject to be repaid. The final information shared from the letter was that it would be considered safe to irrigate from Lake Mayers as long as the level remained at or above 208 ft. above sea level, which is when water is flowing over the lake spillway.
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