CARTERS RE-REGULATION LAKE NEAR CARTERS

Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology


Carter's Reservoir, located near Carter's, GA, was created in 1977 as a result of the construction of the Carters Dam. The dam was built to control flooding and provide a source of hydroelectric power to the area. The reservoir is fed by the Coosawattee River and has a capacity of 445,000 acre-feet. The hydrology of the reservoir is influenced by both surface flow and snowpack from the nearby Appalachian Mountains. The reservoir is used for agricultural irrigation and is also a popular location for recreational activities such as fishing and boating. In recent years, there has been a push for increased regulation of the lake due to concerns about water quality and the impact of agricultural practices on the surrounding ecosystem.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0.12%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 671.92 ft
2023-01-25
Maximum 696.6 ft
2017-04-07
Average 689 ft
Dam_Height 51.5
Hydraulic_Height 46
Drainage_Area 520
Year_Completed 1974
Nid_Storage 19000
River_Or_Stream COOSAWATTEE RIVER
Structural_Height 105
Surface_Area 870
Hazard_Potential High
Dam_Length 3350
Primary_Dam_Type Rockfill
Nid_Height 105

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