This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Lake Keowee in Ocoonee and Pickens Counties, in South Carolina with the following interesting stats carved into it:
Keowee meaning “Place of the Mulberries”
The Mighty Keowee River runs throu9ght the Keowee Valley, once home to the capital of the lower Cherokee Nation.
Dammed and Flooded in 1971.
18,500 Acres Surface Area
300 Miles Shoreline
You can choose the stand out map which is mounted onto a tranquil blue back with a key hole cut on the back, ready to hang.
Interesting factoid: Lake Keowee is a man–made reservoir in the United States in the state of South Carolina shaped somewhat like a Christmas tree. It is notable for having been created to serve the needs of a power utility (Duke Energy) as well as public recreational purposes. It is approximately 26 miles long, 3 miles wide, with an average depth of 54 feet, and a shoreline measured at 300 miles in total, and is approximately 800 feet (240 m) above sea level.
It began in 1971 as a massive demolition and building project, including the construction of two large dams––Keowee Dam and Little River Dam––and covered 18,372 acres (74.35 km2) of the state. The lake collects or impounds waters from the Keowee River and the Little River and others, and the outflows below the respective dams join to form the Seneca River which flows into the larger Savannah River.
Lake water helps to cool Duke Energy's three nuclear reactors located at the Oconee Nuclear Generating Station. In addition, the force of falling water through gravity helps generate hydroelectric power. The Keowee Hydro Station generates 158 megawatts from the lake's outflows. In addition, Lake Keowee has been touted as a recreational destination for fishing, boating, swimming, sailing, kayaking and other water-sports, and the lake has been described as having pure and clean water. The name Keowee is a Cherokee name roughly translated as "place of the mullberries."
The former Keowee River, which was inundated by Lake Keowee, had been part of the Cherokee Lower Towns region, and Keowee Town had been located on the bank of the Keowee River.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design)
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