Lake Jackson (Georgia)

Lake Jackson (Georgia)

Infobox lake
lake_name = Jackson Lake
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location = Georgia
coords = coord|33.3680|N|83.8555|W|region:US_type:waterbody|display=inline,title
type = reservoir
inflow = Yellow, Alcovy, South rivers; Tussahaw Creek
outflow = Ocmulgee River
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area = convert|4750|acre|km2
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Jackson Lake is one of the oldest manmade lakes (a reservoir) in Georgia, convert|44|mi|km southeast of Atlanta in a rural area situated within parts of three counties (Jasper, Newton and Butts).The Lloyd Shoals Dam was built in 1910 by Central Georgia Power Company, and electricity was originally generated for the city of Macon. Relative to others in the state, it is a smaller lake (about convert|4750|acre|km2 with convert|135|mi|km of shoreline) which still generates electricity and provides a location for watersports, boating, skiing, wakeboarding and fishing.

Jackson Lake is formed by the confluence of theYellow, Alcovy and South rivers. Tussahaw Creek is also a significant tributary. Below the Lloyd Shoals Dam, the lake's outlet is the Ocmulgee River.

External links

*Gnis|328300|Lake Jackson at GNIS
* [http://www.monticelloga.org/site/page711.html MonticelloGA.org]
*http://www.jackson-lake.org


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