Lake Blue Ridge


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1,677.83 FEET
Full Pool: 1,681.0
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Blue Ridge Mountain outdoor getaway in Fannin County

News Channel 9

Date: 7/27/2016 1:58:00 PM

The tourism folks there have proclaimed Fannin County as the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia. The Toccoa River is the same stream as Tennessee's Ocoee River, it just has another name on the Georgia side of the border. The Toccoa is also much cleaner since

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Baab: Fishing for tarpon today is easier than it used to be

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 7/21/2016 5:42:00 PM

Almost all of the private trophy trout streams are closed until further notice to protect the trout. Thankfully, the Toccoa River continues to fish extremely well in the mornings and late evenings. Merry Land Brickyard Ponds, John Byars and Sherri Drennen

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Swim, Bike and Run in Blue Ridge – Triathlon Pictures and Stories

Date: 7/18/2016 9:37:00 AM

With a 7 am plunge into Lake Blue Ridge, the seventh annual Escape to Blue Ridge Tri the Mountains triathlon began. AJ Petrillo, of RE/MAX Town and County, started the triathlon to promote a healthy lifestyle in Blue Ridge and showcase the beauty of Fannin

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Baab: Help is needed to determine license plate

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 7/14/2016 6:39:00 PM

Hunter – For the next week or two, we will be running trips almost exclusively on the Toccoa River. The smaller streams have gotten too low to fish without spooking just about every trout before even showing it a fly. The good news is the Toccoa is

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4th of July Boat Parade Winners

Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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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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