Lake Blue Ridge

GEORGIA


Lake Level
1,686.61 FEET
6/24/2018
Full Pool: 1,681.0
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Outdoor Living: Big catfish to be found nearby

Statesboro Herald

Date: 5/8/2018 7:38:00 PM

Here are a few of the top places to catch monster catfish Georgia has to offer. 1) Lake Blue Ridge in Fannin County near Blue Ridge, Georgia – 3290 acre reservoir 2) The Coosa River from Rome to Lake Weiss is one of the state’s top producers of all

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Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 11/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (November

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Water Resources Outlook (October 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 10/24/2017

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Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 9/26/2017

Water Resources Outlook (September

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Top Ten Fly Fishing Holes

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Date: 9/20/2017 10:56:25 AM

The head of the river begins off of Lake Blue Ridge at the Blue Ridge Dam. Wading access is easy to find at the dam, off Curtis Switch Road and at Horseshoe Bend Park, but drifting is the preferred fly fishing method on the calm river. “Floating the

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• River: Toccoa River
• Length: 60 Miles
• Surface Area: 3,300 Acres
• Volume: 68,550 Acre Feet
• Average Depth: 100 Feet
• Length: 7 Miles
Lake Blue Ridge is a reservoir in Fannin County, in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. The lake encompasses 3,300-acre (1,300 ha) of water, and a "full summer pool" of approximately 1,681 feet (512 m) above mean sea level. It is managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority and is primarily fed by the Toccoa River.

Blue Ridge Lake was created by the completion of Blue Ridge Dam and has approximately 60 miles (97 km) of shoreline and a flood storage capacity of 68,550 acre feet (84,560,000 m3). The lake's levels fluctuate by about 20 feet (6.1 m) in a typical year.

TVA is rehabilitating Blue Ridge Dam. The project includes repairs to the penstock (the underwater pipe that carries water from the reservoir to the turbines in the powerhouse) and work to stabilize the water intake tower and upstream and downstream faces of the dam to prevent damage during a seismic event.

TVA began slowly lowering the elevation of the Blue Ridge Reservoir in mid-July 2010 with the objective of reaching an elevation between 1620 and 1630 feet above sea level by mid to late October depending on reservoir inflows. Barring construction delays due to sustained heavy rains, this should allow time to complete the penstock repairs and allow the reservoir to begin refilling by April 2011. The rate of fill will depend on rain and runoff.
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