Lake Blackshear


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247Sports Take: Walker to the Crimson Tide

247 Sports

Date: 6/9/2017 8:21:00 AM

In my opinion, Alabama landed one of the more complete linebackers in the country on Thursday in Cordele (Ga.) Crisp County standout Quay Walker. The four-star Walker chose the Crimson Tide over an offer list that also included Auburn, Florida, Florida

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies


Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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G&W finalizes Heart of Georgia Railroad acquisition

Date: 6/5/2017 9:17:00 PM

in addition to G&W’s Georgia Central Railway in Vidalia, Ga. HOG also serves an inland intermodal terminal in Cordele, Ga., providing direct rail service via the Georgia Central Railway to the Port of Savannah; and has Class I railroad connections with

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Crisp Co. Sheriff says jail needs new generator

Date: 4/20/2017 2:56:00 PM

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Crisp County's Sheriff appealed to voters to approve the next SPLOST vote for their county. Sheriff Billy Hancock said the next round of income from SPLOST taxes would help fund a new generator for the jail. He said the current one was

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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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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