Lake Blue Ridge


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1,669.88 FEET
Full Pool: 1,681.0
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See Georgia’s Blue Ridge mountains by train or horse

Access Atlanta

Date: 9/13/2016 8:12:00 AM

They peer out open-air rail cars, waving to trout fishermen knee-deep in the Toccoa River and calling to chestnut-colored horses grazing in pastures as the train powers past mountain homes and weathered red barns. The Blue Ridge Mountains in Fannin County

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Featured Destination: Blue Ridge, Georgia

Date: 9/2/2016 1:02:00 AM

As the Toccoa River flows down from the north Georgia mountains and into Tennessee, it becomes the Ocoee, and the serene waters give way to roaring Class III-IV rapids. The site of the 1996 Olympic Canoe/Kayak Competition, the Ocoee offers some of the best

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Toccoa River Fishing Report - (Lower tailwater section)

Date: 9/1/2016 5:00:00 PM

The river is still allowing anglers some good flows for drift boat fishing, even in the smaller one-man pontoon type vessels. We received one good report from a customer fishing this past week. He fished the Brown Sculpin streamer in the mornings and

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Nantahala Outdoor Center’s fall event line-up

Tryon Daily Bulletin

Date: 8/30/2016 1:46:00 PM

Ocoee River Week: Sept. 24 to Oct. 2 Every year the Tennessee Valley Authority draws Lake Blue Ridge down for winter dam maintenance and flood control, resulting in a week of whitewater downstream on the Middle Ocoee. This is a great opportunity to paddle

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Lower Toccoa River - Blue Ridge Dam to State Line GPS Fly fish waters

Date: 8/22/2016 3:55:36 PM members can upload their GPS Routes for online viewing, and download GPS Routes for use with handheld GPS devices. Have a GPS Route for this area? Upload it by clicking the green button to the right. Be the first to upload a GPS Route for this area

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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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