TVA stopped discharge from area reservoirs

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Blue Ridge, Ga. – While Fannin County has remained for the most part unscathed from mother nature’s recent rains, we are not out of the woods yet.

There have been reports of downed trees and power outages in our area, but thankfully we have thus far been spared from widespread damages.

With only a few more days to go before we see a period of sunny skies, TVA has released a warning for our area.

In an immediate press release TVA warns:

We have stopped discharge from your area’s reservoirs due to the downstream flooding. Depending on the amount of rain we get this weekend, we expect Blue Ridge, Chatuge and all other tributary reservoirs to quick rise to summer pool or above. Residents should check their docks and move any equipment near the shore line to a safe location. Monitor TVA Facebook and Twitter for updates.

TVA released a video via Facebook that explains more indepth the issues that they are facing within their system due to the large amounts of rainfall. You can watch the video by following the link below:

TVA Video Explaining Rainfall Effects

 

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Stanley Rapids off of Aska Road. The popular “rocks” are completely submerged due to recent rains.

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Sandy Bottoms Recreation Area shows the significant water rise of the Toccoa River.

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About the area – I am proud to let you know that Blue Ridge is a beautiful area with friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere.  Fannin County has so much to offer to everyone who wishes to have a home or property here, whether it be for a full time residence, vacation getaway, or simply for investment.  This small town in North Georgia is surrounded by clean, crisp air and everyone who visits falls in love with the rolling mountains and sparkling Lake Blue Ridge.  Other attractions include the Toccoa River, a variety of hiking and biking trails, and historic downtown which is the home of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway as well as an abundance of antique shops, coffee houses, parks, and quaint restaurants.  Sounds inviting doesn’t it? 

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 Feel free to browse my website and learn more about what Blue Ridge and the surrounding areas have to offer to you and your family.  I hope you find the information very helpful.  If you should need further assistance, please feel free to contact me at your convenience, either by email or phone and I would be happy to send you additional information.  Whether you’re looking for a place to own a cozy cabin in the mountains for occasional an getaway or you would like to relocate, remember that Fannin County is conveniently located less than two hours from Atlanta- making it a great place for either one.  Thanks again!
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