Complexities of the Carters Lake TMDL. 26th Annual Alabama Water Resources Conference September 6, 2012. Presented by: Jeremy Wyss, H.I.T. Tetra Tech. Carters Lake System. Headwaters of Coosa River. ≈520 Square Miles. Tallest Earthen Dam East of Mississippi River. ≈450 feet deep.
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Jeremy Wyss, H.I.T.
Headwaters of Coosa River
≈520 Square Miles
Tallest Earthen Dam East of Mississippi River
≈450 feet deep
USACE Peak Power Pump Storage Operation
Coosawattee River at Georgia Highway 5 near Ellijay
Mountaintown Creek at State Road 282 (US Hwy 76) near Ellijay
Whole Lake (Elevation 1072)
Upper Lake - CoosawatteeRiver Embayment Mouth
Mid Lake - Upstream from Woodring Branch
(Chl-a, TN, NH3, NOx, OrgN, TP,
PO4, OrgP, BOD5, DO, Temp, TSS)
Water Surface Elevation
Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen profiles
(Chl-a, TN, NH3, NOx, OrgN, TP, PO4, OrgP, BOD5, DO, Temp)
No Point Sources
All Forest (natural)
Future Land use
Dr. Elizabeth Booth, GAEPD