Located in Georgia near the border of North Carolina, Nottely has one generating unit with a net dependable capacity of 18 megawatts. The reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 61,600 acre-feet.
Nottely Reservoir is on the southeastern edge of the Tennessee River watershed, amid the mountains and valleys of the Chattahoochee National Forest.
The reservoir features a swim beach and camping area and is a popular place for viewing wildlife. Nottely Reservoir serves a number of purposes other than recreation, including flood damage reduction and power generation.
Nottely: Facts + Figures
- Nottely Dam was built during World War II. Construction began in 1941 and was completed in 1942.
- The dam is 197 feet high and stretches 3,915 feet across the Nottely River.
- Nottely Dam is a hydroelectric facility. It has one generating unit with a net dependable capacity of 18 megawatts. Net dependable capacity is the amount of power a dam can produce on an average day, minus the electricity used by the dam itself.
- In a year with normal rainfall, the water level in Nottely Reservoir varies about 20 feet from summer to winter to provide seasonal flood storage.
- The reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 61,600 acre-feet.