Lake Blackshear

GEORGIA


Lake Level
236.92 FEET
5/27/2015
Full Pool: 237.0
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Water Resources Outlook for April 30, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 5/4/2015

Water Resources Outlook for April 30

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Shoal bass still a prized catch for anglers

Albany Herald

Date: 5/2/2015 4:01:00 PM

Shoal bass live primarily in Georgia’s Flint River with representative populations residing in some middle Chattahoochee River tributaries and a few northwest Florida streams. Typical shoal bass habitat consists of shallow-water areas and, as the name

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Chattahoochee River Whitewater - let the 2015 season begin!

Date: 4/29/2015

Named "Best Man-Made Whitewater" and one of the "Top 12 Man-Made Adventures on the Planet" by USA Today in 2013!! Whitewater's 2015 season on the Chattahoochee River officially begins May 8th with multiple activities planned on RiverFest Weekend. Rafting, zip lining, kayaking, fly fishing and paddle boarding on the

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Cordele church sponsors food give away

11WTOC

Date: 4/7/2015 6:47:00 AM

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Northern Heights Baptist Church is offering what they call food and prayer distribution Saturday, April 25th 2015, starting at 8:30 in the morning. The location is 1102 East 8th Ave. Cordele, Ga. They will give out food until it is

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Opening March 28: Seasonal Trout Streams

Date: 3/29/2015

"Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout

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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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