Oconee Lake

GEORGIA


Lake Level
434.80 FEET
7/15/2018
Full Pool: 435.0
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Tragedy strikes at Lake Oconee

Morgan County Citizen

Date: 7/12/2018 11:11:00 AM

A tragic accident occurred at Lake Oconee last weekend, when Tyler Hall, 21, dove into a shallow portion of the lake on Saturday, July 7. When he resurfaced, he yelled that he couldn’t feel his legs

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Catching fish on area reservoirs during the hot summer

The Union-Recorder

Date: 6/24/2018 7:24:00 AM

Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair are not your typical reservoirs when it comes to water temperatures. The pumpback operation at the Wallace Dam on Lake Oconee and the coal-fired power plant on Lake Sinclair do not allow either lake to stratify like other

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Eufaula’s Greene runner-up at American Bass Open tourney

Dothan Eagle

Date: 6/19/2018 6:15:00 AM

Eufaula’s Ethan Greene placed second June 9 at the American Bass Open Series Georgia Division tournament on Lake Oconee. Scott Hayes of Newnan, Georgia won the tournament. Hayes caught five bass weighing 18.83 pounds. For the Boater Division victory

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Hybrid and Striped bass stocked in area lakes

The Union-Recorder

Date: 6/16/2018 11:26:00 AM

Hybrid bass and striped bass were again stocked in Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair over the last few weeks by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (GWRD). Lake Oconee received 291,304 hybrid bass and 108,257 striped bass. Lake Sinclair received 118,000

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OUTDOORS: Another look at cormorant problems

The Union-Recorder

Date: 6/9/2018 11:15:00 AM

The birds can eat a tremendous amount of fish and can kill native grasses and the foliage on trees. Locally the cormorant is a problem at Lake Oconee, which has a sizable population of cormorants, especially during the winter season. Lake Sinclair has a

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• River: Oconee River
• Surface Area: 19,050 Acres
Lake Oconee is a reservoir in central Georgia on the Oconee River, and is operated by Georgia Power. It was created in 1979 when Georgia Power completed the construction of the Wallace Dam. The lake is the forth largest in the state.

Upscale housing developments and resorts communities have been built on the banks of the lake since 1979. The lake is also well-known for its golf courses amoung other recreational activities. Bird watching is also a great activity around the lake with frequent spottings of hummingbirds, ospreys, eagles, woodpeckers, and other birds. Lake Oconee is Georgia's second largest lake, bringing in water enthusiasts to wakeboard, tube, ski, fish, swim and play outside.
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