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Water year 2020: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2020
LOCATION - Lat 34°36'10.9", long 84°41'36.9" referenced to North American Datum of 1983, Murray County, GA, Hydrologic Unit 03150102, at afterbay of main dam, on Coosawattee River, 0.2 miles downstream from Talking Rock Creek, 0.2 miles upstream from Louisville and Nashville Railway bridge, 1.5 miles downstream from main dam and at mile 25.3.
DRAINAGE AREA - 520 mi².
REVISIONS HISTORY - WRD GA-80-1: Drainage area. WRD GA-9301: 1989-91.
PERIOD OF RECORD - July 1975 to current year.
GAGE - Satellite telemetry with a water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 650.89 feet above North American Vertical Datum (NAVD) of 1988 (levels from Corps of Engineers).
COOPERATION - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.
For Period 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2015: Gage height records are fair.
For Period 10/01/2015 - 04/19/2017: Gage height records are good.
For Period 04/20/2017 - 06/13/2017: Gage height records are fair.
For Period 06/14/2017 - 03/08/2018: Gage height records are good.
For Period 03/09/2018 - 06/15/2018: Gage height records are fair.
For Period 06/16/2018 - 10/04/2018: Gage height records are good.
For Period 10/05/2018 - 03/03/2019: Gage height records are poor.
For Period 03/04/2019 - 06/03/2019: Gage height records are good.
For Period 06/04/2019 - 10/23/2019: Gage height records are fair.
For Period 10/24/2019 - 09/15/2020: Gage height records are good.
For Period 09/16/2020 - 10/16/2020: Gage height records are fair.

Reservoir is formed by concrete gravity dam with earth dikes on either side. Spillway (crest elevation, 662.5 feet) is equipped with four tainter gates 42.0 feet wide by 36.5 feet high. Capacity at maximum storage pool elevation, 698.00 feet, is 17,600 acre-feet. Dead storage is 290 acre-feet. The reservoir is used for storage and re-regulation of power releases from Carters main dam.