Lake Blue Ridge


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1,668.40 FEET
Full Pool: 1,681.0
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HS BASKETBALL: Holiday tournaments fill the break

The Times Tribune

Date: 12/24/2016 9:21:00 PM

It took Mid Valley almost three decades to celebrate a tournament championship during the holiday break. Now, it’s become tradition. This season, the Spartans are trying to win their fifth straight title at the 46th Pete Turonis/NBT Bank Memorial

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October 2016 - Morganton, Georgia - Sunrise and sunset calendar

Date: 12/24/2016 10:40:45 AM

Sunrise and sunset times, civil twilight start and end times as well as solar noon, and day length for every day of October 2016 in Morganton, GA. In Morganton, GA, the first day of October is 11 hours, 47 minutes long. The last day of the month is 10

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Blue Ridge, blue skies and immense pride: How one N. Georgia community copes after the smoke clears

11 Alive

Date: 11/23/2016 9:23:00 PM

A shallow, foot-wide stream of water flows through the crack-filled dried-up dirt. Leading to a barren Lake Blue Ridge, it's a swift reminder of how far the water has drastically receded. Blue Ridge, Ga. (Jessica Noll / WXIA) Blue Ridge, Ga. (Jessica Noll

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3 facts you should know about the drought in Georgia

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Date: 11/18/2016 6:21:00 PM

At Lake Blue Ridge in North Georgia, large swaths of land are dry where lake water used to be. Docks are sitting on the ground and dog tracks are planted in the mud in a lake desperate for water

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Date: 10/29/2016 5:00:00 PM

The Morganton Point Recreation Area offers visitors year-round recreation opportunities including camping, picnicking, boating, swimming and hiking, all centered around beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. The lake is open to motor boats and jet skis, as well as non

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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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