Lake Chehaw

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Lake Chehaw
(Lake Worth)
Flint River Dam
Location Dougherty County, Georgia
Coordinates 31°36′07″N 84°08′13″W / 31.602°N 84.137°W / 31.602; -84.137Coordinates: 31°36′07″N 84°08′13″W / 31.602°N 84.137°W / 31.602; -84.137
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Flint River, Kinchafoonee Creek, Muckalee Creek
Primary outflows Flint River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,400 acres (6 km2)
Max. depth 20 ft (6.1 m)
Shore length1 36 mi (58 km)
Surface elevation 220 feet (67 m)
Settlements Albany, Georgia
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Chehaw, also known as Lake Worth, is a small reservoir at the confluence of the Flint River, Kinchafoonee Creek, and Muckalee Creek.

The concrete Flint River Dam was built in 1908 for hydroelectric generation and is owned by Georgia Power today.[1] Lake Chehaw is very riverine and shallow with average depths of 17 feet. In winter, the lake is drawn down nearly 10 feet in anticipation of flooding spring rains.

In the Flood of 1994, the lake overflowed its banks and the dam itself was underwater at one point.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-25. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 

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