Bodies of water in Georgia include the Chattahoochee River, Savannah River, Suwannee River, Lake Sidney Lanier, Clark Hill Lake, West Point Lake and Lake Hartwell. The state is bordered on its southeast corner by the Atlantic Ocean.Continue Reading
The longest river in Georgia is the Chattahoochee River, which runs 436 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Apalachicola River at the border between Alabama and Florida. The largest lake in the state is Lake Lanier, which has an area of 59 square miles and 692 miles of shoreline. It is a reservoir that was created in 1956 by the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River. The second-largest lake in the state, Lake Oconee, is also a reservoir that was created in 1979 with the completion of the Wallace Dam on the Oconee River. The surface area of the lake is 19,050 acres, with 376 miles of shore. Additional lakes located in Georgia include Lake Allatoona, Lake Blackshear, Lake Acworth and Walter F. George Lake.
The streams and rivers that traverse Georgia travel a total of 70,150 miles. The total amount of lakes in the state cover a surface area of 425,000 acres. Sapelo Sound and St. Andrew Sound are located where the state meets the Atlantic Ocean.Learn more about Bodies of Water
The major bodies of water in Florida are Saint Johns River, Saint Marys River, Suwannee River, Lake Okeechobee and Lake George. The state of Florida has a total area of 65,758 square miles with 53,625 square miles of land area and 12,133 square miles of water area.Full Answer >
The major bodies of water in Missouri include the Missouri River, the Mississippi River, Lake of the Ozarks, the Current River, the Chariton River and Lake Taneycomo. Other notable bodies of water are the Pomme de Terre Lake and Table Rock Lake.Full Answer >
The state of Indiana is home to a number of significant bodies of water. The largest and most important rivers are the Wabash and Ohio. Additionally, a sizable portion of Indiana's northern border consists of beachline along Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes.Full Answer >
Lakes, oceans, ponds, streams and other large bodies of water create mild, temperate climates by cooling surrounding air in the summer and retaining warm air during the winter. In general, larger bodies of water produce the most dramatic effects on surrounding climate. Water takes longer to heat and cool than land surfaces; this delay causes water to retain heat during the winter and remain at a lower temperature in the summer.Full Answer >