Lake Burton


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Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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Bear ignores woman’s screams, climbs into her minivan and eats her lunch

The Charlotte Observer

Date: 7/13/2018 10:01:00 PM

Carrie Watts posted on Facebook with her video of the bear. Watts was working as a caretaker in a home Tuesday on Lake Burton, in the northeastern corner of the state, when she looked outside as the l

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Black bear climbs into woman's van, eats her sandwich, chips and cookie

Fox News

Date: 7/13/2018 8:14:00 AM

Carrie Watts was working as a caretaker at a house on Lake Burton, near the North Carolina border, when she noticed movement outside, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. At first she thought it was the homeowner’s

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Nurse finds bear inside her minivan eating her lunch

ABC News

Date: 7/12/2018 1:04:00 PM

Carrie Watts, a home nurse, left the vehicle’s windows open in Tuesday’s 90-degree heat while she visited a patient in Lake Burton. "I was cleaning the house and doing things inside and a movement cau

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Bear climbs into woman's van, eats lunch

Date: 7/12/2018 6:31:00 AM

"If you're on Lake Burton, don't leave your windows down. Especially if there's any kind of food or crumbs in the car," Watts said. July 13 (UPI) -- An Arizona man captured video of a real-life meetin

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• Surface Area: 2,775 Acres
Lake Burton is a reservoir located in the northeastern corner of Georgia in Rabun County. It is the first lake in a six-lake series called the Tallulah River Watershed that follows the original course of the Tallulah River. The lake is owned and operated by the Georgia Power Company.Lake Burton gets its named from the town of Burton, which was the second largest town in Rabun County.

There is a fish hatchery and the Moccasin Creek State Park located on the western side of the lake. The lake holds many different species of fish including Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, White Catfish, Walleye, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Yellow Perch.
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