How large is Lake Keowee in South Carolina?


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As of 2014, Lake Keowee has a total surface area of 18,500 acres with a surface elevation of 800 feet above sea level. The lake's shoreline stretches for 300 miles. Lake Keowee reaches a maximum depth of about 300 feet, while the average depth is 54 feet.

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Lake Keowee has a maximum width of 3 miles and a maximum length of 26 miles. The lake was created by the Duke Power Company to produce hydroelectric power. Construction of Lake Keowee began in 1971, and the lake was commercially operational in 1973. Lake Keowee can produce 40 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power roughly 7,000 homes.

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