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Posted: Friday, October 5th 2012 at 11:15am

Lake trash frustrating some Flat Creek area residents

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UNDATED - Some people living along a stretch of Lake Lanier's shoreline in Hall County said something needs to be done about floating garbage they say is overtaking part of the lake after it rains.

Marguerite Jones spoke with CBS Atlanta.

"I've been here for 13 years, and you pay astronomical property taxes to live on this lake. The first thing, you don't have any water, and then you have this," Jones said.

Residents said garbage near Flat Creek, which empties into Lake Lanier, includes everything from cans and bottles to television sets and furniture.

"What needs to happen is this is obviously in our opinion and from what know is coming from the streets somewhere from the runoff and drainage," resident Jerry Guhl told CBS Atlanta.

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