construction of the dam began in 1936 and was
completed in 1940. Hiawassee Dam is
307 feet high and stretches 1,376 feet across the
Hiawassee River. .When
building it, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
created 163 miles of shoreline and splendid
recreational opportunities and has a
flood-storage capacity of 437 million cubic yards.
The generating capacity of Hiawassee is 121,000
kilowatts of electricity.
about a mile in circumference - is
operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and offers
a new fishing pier, designed for easy access for
disabled individuals. Children will also enjoy using
the fishing pier. The lake is fed vial the backwaters
of the Hiawassee Reservoir, and is located off of NC
Lake Appalachian, Because Appalachia
was designed for power production rather than flood
control, TVA typically maintains the water level in
the reservoir between 1,272 and 1,280 feet of
Nantahala Lake, located about 15 miles east of
Andrews, is a cold-water impoundment and is the only
lake in the state which contains Kokanee salmon, a
freshwater hybrid of the sockeye salmon. Public
boating access is available. Nantahala Lake is
know as the highest elevation Lake east of the
Santeelah Lake, about 35 miles from Murphy near
Robbinsville in Graham County, is known for its
smallmouth bass fishery. Three public boat ramps are
located along its shores.
Lake, also has easy access for boaters and is
part of the TVA reservoir chain. It too is known for
its population of bass and walleye, as well as catfish
and brim. Nottley Reservoir is located
on the Nottley River in north Georgia, stretching 20
miles to the southeast from the dam. Nottley Dam,
located just south of the North Carolina border, was
built during World War II. Construction of Nottley Dam
began in 1941 and was completed in 1942. Nottley Dam
is 199 feet high and stretches 3,915 feet across the
Nottley River. Nottley has a flood-storage capacity of
161 million cubic yards. The generating capacity at
Nottley is 16,000 kilowatts of electricity.
Reservoir, 35 miles north of Andrews, is
Western North Carolina's Largest Lake.
Fontana Reservoir is located on the Little Tennessee
River deep in the forests and mountains of western
North Carolina. The highest dam east of the Rocky
Mountains, Fontana ranks among the most scenic in the
world. It holds a healthy population of a
variety of fish, with a number of public boat launches
on Fontana's south shores.
in Clay County is the warmest and
most shallow of the mountain reservoirs, and provides
an excellent habitat for largemouth and spotted bass.
located on the Hiawassee River in western North
Carolina, is 13 miles long and extends southeast from
the dam into north Georgia. The reservoir is named
after a nearby Cherokee settlement. Construction of
Chatuge Dam began in 1941 and was completed in 1942.
Chatuge was originally built to store water to help
prevent flooding downstream. A single hydropower
generating unit was added in 1954. The level of water
in Chatuge Reservoir varies about 15 feet during the
course of a normal year. Chatuge Dam is 150 feet high
and stretches 3,336 feet across the Hiawassee River.
Chatuge has a flood-storage capacity of 150 million
cubic yards. Generating capacity at Chatuge is 10,000
kilowatts of electricity.