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Bear Creek Reservoir, Georgia, USA

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Date: 8/21/2016 4:08:24 PM

Bear Creek Reservoir is an infant as far as reservoirs go; it was completed and dedicated in 2002. In August 2009 anglers and boaters finally had a place to put in their crafts as construction of a public boat ramp was finally completed. Now the 505 acre

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Flash Flood Warning

11 Alive

Date: 8/18/2016 6:19:00 PM

AUBURN...STATHAM... ARCADE...NICHOLSON...HOSCHTON...BETHLEHEM...PENDERGRASS...CARL... TALMO...APPLE VALLEY...BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR...CHATEAU ELAN... PEACH STATE SPEEDWAY...COUNTY LINE... RUSSELL AND FORT YARGO STATE PARK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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Flash Flood Warning

11 Alive

Date: 8/18/2016 6:19:00 PM

AUBURN...STATHAM... ARCADE...NICHOLSON...HOSCHTON...BETHLEHEM...PENDERGRASS...CARL... TALMO...APPLE VALLEY...BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR...CHATEAU ELAN... PEACH STATE SPEEDWAY...COUNTY LINE... RUSSELL AND FORT YARGO STATE PARK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

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Special Weather Statement

11 Alive

Date: 8/17/2016 5:35:00 PM

ARCADE...NICHOLSON...ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY...JAMES HOLLAND YOUTH SPORTS CMPX...BARRETTS MILL...BEECHWOOD HILLS...BEAR CREEK RESERVOIR... WESTGATE PARK...SANDY CREEK RECREATION AREA AND OCONEE HEIGHTS. LAT...LON 3409 8337 3408 8338 3405 8339 3403 8334 3398

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Yes - it's been a long hot, summer, with August yet to come

Athens Banner-Herald

Date: 7/29/2016 1:58:00 PM

Flow in the river on Friday was about 70 cubic feet per second, about a fourth of its average flow for this time of year. As of Friday, the Bear Creek Reservoir was at full pool, however

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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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