Lake Oconee

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Lake Oconee
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Location Georgia
Coordinates 33°21′00″N 83°09′25″W / 33.350°N 83.157°W / 33.350; -83.157Coordinates: 33°21′00″N 83°09′25″W / 33.350°N 83.157°W / 33.350; -83.157
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Oconee River, Appalachee River
Primary outflows Oconee River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 20 mi (32 km)
Max. width Less than 1-mile (1.6 km)
Surface area 19,050 acres (7,710 ha)
Average depth 21 ft (6.4 m)
Max. depth 95 feet (29 m) at dam
Shore length1 376 mi (605 km)
Surface elevation 436 ft (133 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Oconee is a reservoir in central Georgia on the Oconee River near Greensboro and Eatonton. It was created in 1979 when Georgia Power completed the construction of the Wallace Dam on the Oconee River.

Lake Oconee runs through Georgia's Morgan, Greene, and Putnam counties and is separated from its sister lake, Sinclair, by Wallace Dam.

Oconee is the name of an ancient Creek town.[1]

Hydrology[edit]

Lake Oconee serves as a reservoir for Georgia Power Company's Wallace Hydroelectric Plant. The lake has 374 miles of shoreline with a surface area of 18,971 acres. It is formed by the Oconee and Appalachee Rivers. The lake's height is only 120 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henry Gannett (1905). The origin of certain place names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 228–. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 

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