Ocoee River


Ocoee River
River, rising in the Blue Ridge in northeastern Georgia and flowing through southeastern Tennessee, U.S. In northern Georgia it is called the Toccoa River; at the Blue Ridge Dam its waters form Blue Ridge Lake.

Three other dams on the river are all in Tennessee. The four dams are run by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The river is about 70 mi (115 km) long.

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      river rising in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 9 mi (14 km) southeast of Blue Ridge city, Ga., U.S., and flowing northwest through Fannin County into Tennessee, past Copperhill, through Polk County, and north to the Hiwassee River, just north of Benton. Along its 90-mi course are four dams—all part of the Tennessee Valley Authority. In northern Georgia (where the river is called the Toccoa) is the Blue Ridge Dam, forming Lake Toccoa; in Tennessee are Ocoee Dam No. 1 (completed 1912), forming Lake Ocoee just south of Benton, Ocoee Dam No. 2 (1913), upstream just north of Copperhill, and Ocoee Dam No. 3 (1943), at Copperhill near the Georgia line. The river's name is probably derived from a Cherokee word meaning “apricot vine place.”

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