Recent drought conditions in Georgia have taken a toll on Lake Allatoona. As the Corps has struggled to maintain lake levels while continuing to provide water to downstream areas, the habitat of the Toe Nibbler is in jeopardy. Lake levels are currently down ten feet or more and many of the small coves have all but dried up.
As the coves and shallower waters begin to dry up, the Toe Nibbler is forced into deeper pools. Lake users should be aware that the Toe Nibbler may be present in areas previously thought to be "Nibbler Free". Swimmers and anglers should continue to be cautious while on the lake and report any possible Nibbler activity to this website.