Lesser known facts
about area lakes
courtesy of "the geek"
Lake Logan Martin
|Height of Dam:||97 ft|
|Miles of Shoreline:||275|
|Fetch score: *||6.3|
|F/A score: **||1.50||
|Height of Dam:||94 ft|
|Miles of Shoreline:||949|
Here lies the body of Jonathan Jay
Who died defending his right-of-way.
He was right, dead right, as he sped along
But he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong.
She starts--she moves--she seems to feel
The thrill of life along her keel,
And spurning with her foot the ground,
With one exulting, joyous bound,
She leaps into the ocean's arms!
|Height of Dam:||168 ft|
|Miles of Shoreline:||700|
|Height of Dam:||137 ft|
|Miles of Shoreline:||154|
|Height of Dam:||72 ft|
|Miles of Shoreline:||1,063|
For the truth is that I already know as much about my fate as I
need to know. The day will come when I will die. So the only matter
of consequence before me is what I will do with my allotted time. I
can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and
dip and soar in the breeze.
Richard Bode ("First You Have to Row a Little Boat")
H. Neely Henry Lake
|Height of Dam:||99 ft|
|Miles of Shoreline:||339|
|Height of Dam:||92 ft|
|Miles of Shoreline:||447|
R.L. Harris Lake
|Height of Dam:||150 ft|
|Miles of Shoreline:||272|
There is nothing-absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing as simply
messing about in boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter . . .
that's the charm of it.
Kenneth Grahame ("The Wind In The Willows")
|Height of Dam:||300 ft|
|Miles of Shoreline:||500|
Lake Lanier (GA)
|Height of Dam:|| |
|Miles of Shoreline:||540|
Area lakes sorted by F/A score**
|Fetch score||F/A score|
|Lake Guntersville||949|| 106.1|| 3.8|| 4.08|
|Wheeler Lake||1063|| 104.8|| 3.4|| 3.58|
|Lake Lanier, GA||540|| 59.4|| 5.1|| 3.00|
|Wilson Lake||154|| 24.2|| 11.3|| 2.74|
|Weiss Lake||447|| 47.2|| 5.4|| 2.57|
|Lake Martin||700|| 62.5|| 4.0|| 2.50|
|Lake Logan Martin||275|| 23.8|| 6.3||1.50|
|Smith Lake||500|| 33.1|| 4.1|| 1.35|
|R. L. Harris Lake||272|| 16.7|| 5.3|| 0.89|
|H. Neeley Henry Lake||339|| 17.5|| 4.4|| 0.77|
* Fetch score is a unit-less highly un-scientific measure of the lake's shape used to
roughly determine how much wind (and tacking room) one could expect
on inland waters.
The score uses a lake's area and shoreline to roughly determine how contiguous
the body of water is. A perfectly circular lake would score 100; a square lake
would score 88.6; a river would score lower than any lake listed above.
The score obviously has serious limitations. Click here
for more info.
** F/A score is a fetch score that takes the lake's area into account.