Lake Oconee facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Oconee
|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.
Oconee is the name of an ancient Creek town.
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)
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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