Bull Sluice Lake

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Bull Sluice Lake
Bull Sluice Lake
LocationFulton / Cobb counties, Georgia[1]
Coordinates33°58′01″N 84°22′52″W / 33.967°N 84.381°W / 33.967; -84.381Coordinates: 33°58′01″N 84°22′52″W / 33.967°N 84.381°W / 33.967; -84.381
Primary inflowsChattahoochee River
Primary outflowsChattahoochee River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area673.6 acres (272.6 ha)
Average depth27 ft (8 m)
Max. depth55 ft (17 m)
Surface elevation797 feet (243 m)
SettlementsRoswell, Georgia

Bull Sluice Lake is a small reservoir located along the Chattahoochee River in northern Georgia, in the northern suburbs of metro Atlanta. It is 673 acres (272 ha), and is impounded by the Morgan Falls Dam. Besides the hydroelectric power produced by the dam, the lake's primary use is recreation, including fishing and rowing.

The term "Bull Sluice", so named by Cherokee Indians, originally was a shoal on the Chattahoochee River.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bull Sluice Lake
  2. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 28. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.

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