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Farm in Towns County

Farm in Towns County

Up to 1.5 billion gallons of groundwater are consumed daily during the growing season in Georgia to meet agricultural demand.

Stream in Walker County

Stream in Walker County

Groundwater resources are abundant in the northwestern part of the state. This stream in Walker County has a high mineral content; layers of limestone lie underneath.

West Point Lake

West Point Lake

A popular boating destination, West Point Lake in Troup County is formed by an impoundment of the Chattahoochee River. The lake covers 25,900 acres in area and has a shoreline of 525 miles.

Courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona was created in 1950 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for flood control. At more than 12,000 acres, Allatoona is one of the larger lakes in the state.

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Lake Rabun

Lake Rabun

Lake Rabun was created in 1915 by the Georgia Power Company. Today, residents enjoy water sports, such as jet-skiing, at the Rabun County lake.

Photograph from Wikimedia Commons

Power Plant, Lake Sinclair

Power Plant, Lake Sinclair

The Georgia Power Company created Lake Sinclair, in Baldwin County, and its power plant facility in 1953. The facility is slated for closure in April 2015.

Dam Construction

Dam Construction

Dam construction, ca. 1909, on the Ocmulgee River near Jackson, in Butts County.

Courtesy of Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia, #
but002.

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Lake Hartwell

Lake Hartwell

Canada geese, which are now year-round residents, on Lake Hartwell.

Courtesy of Richard Weisser

Lake Oconee

Lake Oconee

The Georgia Power Company built Lake Oconee in 1979. The area around the lake includes a golf course and a resort.

Courtesy of Explore Georgia, Photograph by Ralph Daniel.

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Clarks Hill Lake

Clarks Hill Lake

Clarks Hill Lake is close to downtown Lincolnton, in Lincoln County. The lake, which occurs near the confluence of the Savannah River and the Little River, is the second-largest reservoir east of the Mississippi River.

Lake Chatuge

Lake Chatuge

Lake Chatuge, in the north Georgia mountains, was created by the Tennessee Valley Authority during World War II.

Image from Shawn Taylor

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Lake George

Lake George

Bass fishing is a popular sport at Lake George, which was created in 1963, and at other lakes in southwest Georgia.