Bear Creek Reservoir News

Lights, camera, leaks: Athens looks to conserve water with Ripple Effect Film Project

The Red & Black

Date: 1/9/2019 6:30:00 AM

“Our water sources here in Athens are the rivers — the Middle Oconee River, the North Oconee River, [and] the Bear Creek Reservoir,” Sherry said. “Educating people and making them aware of the water t

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Stapler Real Estate has 2 Lots for Sale Bogart GA - Jackson County, 1+ Acre, Bear Creek Plantation

Pr

Date: 1/9/2019 12:02:00 AM

2 lots for sale in Bogart, Ga - Jackson County, 1+ Acre, Bear Creek Plantation. Across from Bear Creek Reservoir. Marketed by Stephanie Stapler, Realtor / Associate Broker with Keller Williams Realty

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Fireworks and more for New Year’s Eve

Leader-Post

Date: 12/27/2018 2:47:00 PM

The all-ages events start 6:30 p.m. and ends with the fireworks show, which will be held at the Bear Creek Reservoir at 10 p.m. “This is an ideal event for families to come out and spend some

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Fireworks and more for New Year’s Eve

Chatham Daily News

Date: 12/27/2018 9:24:00 AM

The all-ages events start 6:30 p.m. and ends with the fireworks show, which will be held at the Bear Creek Reservoir at 10 p.m. “This is an ideal event for families to come out and spend some quality

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• Surface Area: 670 Acres
Bear Creek Reservoir, also known as Big Bear, was first impounded in 1969 mostly as a flood control reservoir and holds 670 acres of water at full pool. The lake was drained in 2005. Located approximately 20 miles southwest of Russellville in Franklin County, it is one of four Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reservoirs operated by the Bear Creek Development Authority. The primary uses of this reservoir are flood control and recreation.

Bear Creek Reservoir is wild and scenic as no residential development mars the lakes shoreline. Camping and fishing provide the main recreational opportunities. Two public areas (Piney Point and Horseshoe Bend) provide boat ramps and campgrounds.

Bear Creek is one of four dams - the others are Upper Bear Creek, Little Bear Creek, and Cedar Creek - that provide flood control, recreational opportunities, and water supply in northwest Alabama.

The Bear Creek area is popular for all kinds of boating, including canoeing and kayaking. The Bear Creek Floatway, which flows into Bear Creek Reservoir, is a popular spot for teaching first-timers to negotiate rapids and work with the current.
Below the dam the Lower Bear Creek Canoe Trail provides a more leisurely float, running 34 miles down the creek to Pickwick Landing Dam on the Tennessee.
The scenic area is also frequented by fishermen, picnickers, birdwatchers, and sightseers.
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