Lake Blue Ridge

GEORGIA


Lake Level
1,670.04 FEET
2/24/2017
Full Pool: 1,681.0
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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Water Resources Outlook (January 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 1/27/2017

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017

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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

sunrise-sunset.org

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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Water Resources Outlook (December 2016)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 12/15/2016

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016

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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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