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Georgia Power Cancels Tallulah Releases for Fall '07

Posted: 10/01/2007
by Mark Singleton

American Whitewater received the following email on October 1, 2007:

Mr. Mark Singleton
Executive Director
American Whitewater

Mark -

Due to the exceptional drought that Northeast Georgia has experience this year, Georgia Power has already cancelled the aesthetic flows from Tallulah Dam for this season.  Due to the projections from the National Weather Service for the rest of this year and into the spring of 2008, Georgia Power has also determined that it will not be releasing water for the whitewater boating flows from Tallulah Dam.  The company has made the determination that, in order to preserve water for consumptive use of the downstream communities that draw from the Tallulah River, Lake Burton will not be drawn down this year.  And as you are aware, the water that is passed downstream for the boating flows is made available by drawing down Lake Burton, the storage reservoir for our North Georgia Hydro Project.

The cancellation of the flows is provided for in the FERC license for the North Georgia Project, Article 411, that provides for lake stabilization at any time the flows in the Tallulah River fall below 95 cfs and at this time the flow is ~ 25 cfs in the river.

Larry J. Wall
Georgia Power Company
241 Ralph McGill Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30308


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