Lake Blackshear


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236.91 FEET
Full Pool: 237.0
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National Window Film Day

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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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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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Graduate Student Marshall Taylor Said He Will Play Football for the Tigers


Date: 4/3/2016 10:14:00 AM

Taylor redshirted in 2013 after starting in five games in 2012 as a true freshman. He made 40 tackles that year after arriving from Crisp County High in Cordele, Ga., where he was an all-region football player as well as a standout on the school’s

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Dawgs have been on ‘Big Cat’ from day one

Date: 2/20/2016

CORDELE, Ga. --Top247 defensive end Markaviest Bryant (Cordele, Ga./Crisp County) has seen his recruitment explode over the last two months. The 6-foot-4, 228-pound junior tells Dawgs247 that one program has been the most consistent in recruiting him to date

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Inland port should take 35,000 semis off Atlanta-area freeways when it opens

Times Free Press

Date: 2/15/2016 11:04:00 PM

In July of last year, the state and Georgia Port Authority reached an agreement 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. The Georgia Port

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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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