Chatuge is located in two states parts Georgia and North Carolinas.
Construction on Lake
Chatuge started on July 17, 1941. The gates were
closed on February 12, 1942.
The construction of the Lake Chatuge Project incurred
1,521,831 man hours of labor. During the construction 1 man
lost his life, and 24 suffered injuries. The project relocated
278 families and caused the removal of 532 gravesites. Some
of the materials used to build the dam at Lake
Chatuge are 21,900 cubic yards of
concrete, and 362,466 cubic yards of earth excavation for the
Lake Chatuge flood control storage at normal maximum pool the
reservoir holds 7,050 acre feet of water. Lake Chatuge has 1
enclosed water-cooled generators with a second generator added later.
Lake Chatuge has 128 miles of shoreline, and 4 miles of island
shoreline giving a total of 132 miles of shoreline. Chatuge Lake
Dam is 144 feet high, 2,850 feet long, and 980 feet wide at the base.
The reservoir fills 7.050 acres, and is 13 miles long.
Chatuge reservoir is operated for many uses, including flood
control, power generation, water quality, and aquatic ecology.
electricity, and helps maintain navigation depth on the ferment
dams, generating electricity at each one.
The counties effected by Lake
Chatuge are Towns and Macon in the state of
Georgia, Clay and Haysville in North Carolina.