Lake Blackshear


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'Inland port' to be built in landlocked Chatsworth, Ga.

Times Free Press

Date: 7/28/2015 9:03:00 PM

In July of last year, the state and Georgia Port Authority signed a memorandum of understanding with Cordele Intermodal Services, Inc., for an inland port to ship mainly agricultural products from Cordele, Ga., south of Macon to the Port of Savannah

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East Side man heads to Georgia yearly to fetch watermelons

The Columbus Dispatch

Date: 7/24/2015 12:59:00 AM

Which explains his annual pilgrimage to Cordele, Ga. (the “Watermelon Capital of the World”), where he buys about 1,800 melons — after sampling them to ensure they meet his standards. “If I don’t go get ’em, I don’t eat ’em,” he said

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Water Resources Outlook July 22, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook July 22

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The heat wave can be dangerous; rough on crops, too


Date: 6/22/2015 3:11:00 PM

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Dangerously hot temperatures dominate most of southwest Georgia again this week. Emergency Management Agency directors are once again reminding you to be safe and smart in this weather. "If you get light headed, dizzy, you start

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Local Entrepreneur Brings Sears Hometown To Cordele And Tifton

The Street

Date: 6/18/2015 6:26:00 AM

CORDELE, Ga., June 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SHOS) has opened two new Sears Hometown Stores in Georgia within the Griffin Lumber & Hardware locations at 407 W. 8 th Avenue Connector in Cordele and 704 W

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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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