Lake Blackshear


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236.97 FEET
Full Pool: 237.0
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Call Box: You can 'toast' Dale Earnhardt, the Gators, Bear Bryant and Publix with these soda bottles.

The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville

Date: 5/13/2016 7:52:00 PM

They’ve never been opened and are still full of the beverage. There are all kinds, including some older bottles. There’s a Cordele, Ga., Watermelon Capital of the World bottle, a Publix 50th anniversary bottle, a Paul “Bear” Bryant winningest

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Four-star DE hopes to be next Leonard Floyd

Date: 4/30/2016 11:34:00 AM

Like most who love the game of football, four-star edge rusher Markaviest Bryant (Cordele, Ga./Crisp County) was watching the NFL Draft when he joined vsporto's SEC Recruiting Buzz to discuss his recruitment. The 6-foot-4, 226-pound prospect is hoping his

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Fundraiser will help citizen receive kidney transplant

Cordele Dispatch

Date: 4/29/2016 2:44:00 PM

The fundraiser will be held at the corner of 11th Street and Joe Wright Drive. If you cannot attend the fundraiser, but would like to make a donation you can do so by mailing a check of money order to 2246 Hwy 41 South, Cordele, GA. 31015

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Tyler Named National and SEC Pitcher of the Week

Date: 4/4/2016 2:39:00 PM

Tyler, a 6-4, 226-pound native of Cordele, Ga., was dominating in leading Georgia to a 7-1 win over No. 21 Alabama last Friday. He carried a no-hitter through 8.2 innings and a perfect game to the seventh inning. He surrendered a two-out, pinch-hit solo

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• River: Flint River
• Length: 95 Miles
• Surface Area: 8,500 Acres
• Average Depth: 11 Feet
• Length: 20 Miles
Lake Blackshear is a man-made lake on the Flint River in Georgia created by a dam that was constructed from 1925 to 1930. The Crisp County Power Dam, also known as the Warwick Dam, was the first county owned, constructed, and operated power dam in the United States, requiring an amendment to the Georgia State Constitution to make the project legally possible. It came online in August, 1930, under the authority of the Crisp County Power Commission.

The lake is approximately 20 miles long and varies in width, but is rarely more than one mile wide; it covers approximately 8,500 acres. It was named for David Blackshear, the founder of Fort Early. When the dam was constructed, little effort was made to cut the trees that would soon be underwater. It was believed that the trees would soon die and decompose once submerged. While this was true for many of the trees, there are still many living Cypress trees in the middle of the lake and there are still many dead trees that have not fallen down.

The Georgia Veterans State Park is located on the east side of the lake. Nestled in the middle of the Park is Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club providing visitors with views of Lake.
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