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Lake Oconee
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Location Georgia
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Oconee River, Apalachee River (Georgia)
Primary outflows Oconee River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 20 mi (32 km)
Max. width Less than 1-mile (1.6 km)
Surface area 19,071 acres (7,718 ha)
Average depth 21 ft (6.4 m)
Max. depth 225 feet (69 m)
Shore length1 376 mi (605 km)
Surface elevation 434 ft (132 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Oconee is a reservoir in central Georgia, United States, on the Oconee River near Greensboro and Eatonton. It was created in 1979 when Georgia Power completed the construction of the Wallace Dam on the Oconee River.

Lake Oconee runs through Georgia's Morgan, Greene, and Putnam counties and is separated from its sister lake, Sinclair, by Wallace Dam.

Oconee is the name of an ancient Creek town.

Hydrology

Lake Oconee serves as a reservoir for Georgia Power Company's Wallace Hydroelectric Plant. The lake has 374 miles of shoreline with a surface area of 19,971 acres. It is formed by the Oconee River and Apalachee River (Georgia)

Housing

Lake Oconee is home to a number of golf communities, including Reynolds Lake Oconee, Cuscowilla, and Harbor Club. There are also senior living communities including Del Webb at Lake Oconee.

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