Young Harris, GA
Lake Chatuge Lost In Fog
This monochromatic image was taken along the shoreline of Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia on a foggy winter morning. The fog lay heavy on the lake, shrouding the trees and water. It was a quiet, peaceful time with the lake lying silent and still.
Lake Chatuge, or the Chatuge Reservior located on the Hiawassee River in western North Carolina is thirteen miles long and extends southeast from the dam into north Georgia. It's named after a nearby Cherokee settlement.
Sport fishing and boating is popular at Lake Chatuge and there are recreation areas for picnicing and just enjoying the beauty of the lake.
In a year of normal rainfall, the lake water level varies about ten feet from summer to winter to allow for seasonal flood water storage. Chatuge has a flood storage capacity of 62,000 acre-feet.
The construction of Chatuge Dam and Lake Chatuge required the purchase of 11,641 acres, 1904 acres of land had to be cleared, 532 graves,278 families and 40 miles of road had to be relocated.
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January 29th, 2013
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