Lake Blackshear


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236.89 FEET
Full Pool: 237.0
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Can Auburn overtake Georgia and land standout pass rusher Markaviest Bryant?

Date: 12/28/2016 11:57:00 AM

Cordele, Ga., standout pass rusher Markaviest Bryant listed a top four last week of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and LSU. Right now, though, it's Georgia and Auburn standing out. Georgia is Bryant's No. 1 school, but Auburn is right behind the Bulldogs

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Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham beginning visit at Auburn

Date: 11/29/2016 8:00:00 AM

Four-star prospects Isaiah Buggs (Mississippi Gulf Coast DL) and Markaviest Bryant (Cordele, Ga., DL) also indicated that Auburn coaches visited. Auburn coaches will be at James Clemens High this week as linebacker Monty Rice is an attainable top target

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I found barbecue bliss at Smoakie’s in Georgia

The Kansas City Star

Date: 11/17/2016 11:11:00 AM

Last November and again this November, my friend Gary Bronkema and I found it at Smoakie’s Bar-B-Q in Cordele, Ga. While in Dooly County for the Big Pig Jig, we swine dined frequently at Smoakie’s. Smoakie’s serves barbecue, sides and dessert with

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All aboard! "Steel Pirates" host charity event for kids with special needs

Date: 10/30/2016 3:12:00 PM

CORDELE, Ga-- The "Steel Pirates" held its first charity event today called "Choo Choo for the Children." The event gave kids with disabilities a chance to take an adventure from Byron to Cordele to ride Thomas the Train. ""I just want to see a smile on

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In Plains Sight: Auburn’s chances with top defensive tandem from Georgia

Date: 10/28/2016 12:08:00 PM

Auburn has had a regular presence at Crisp County High School for the last year. The Tigers have focused their eyes on two big prospects from the Cordele, Ga., high school — Markaviest Bryant and Quay Walker. Both are high-caliber players, but Bryant

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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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