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Georgia Lakes


For more on Georgia lakes, see the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Georgia has many lakes, most of them man-made from the damning of rivers. These lakes are an invaluable source of drinking water and recreation for Georgians, plus help in the manufacture of hydro-electric power. Some of the lakes are controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, some by the Georgia Power Company. GeorgiaInfo has pages on the major Georgia lakes, including a brief description of each lake, its location, the river from which it is formed, along with links for more information on each lake. Photographs are included for many of the lakes.

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Lake Lanier
Source: Ed Jackson