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The future of Walton County, Oconee County and northeast Georgia is growing brighter every day, and the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Project is a shining example of the leadership and vision required to accommodate the current and future water supply needs of a growing population while maintaining our current quality of life. In the wake of the worst drought in Georgia history, Walton and Oconee County have formed a critical regional partnership to provide for the water supply needs of their existing and future residents, as well as adjacent communities. 

Upon completion, the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir will have a pool area of 1,367 acres, a storage volume of 12 billion gallons, and provide a peak day water supply capacity of 62 million gallons per day.  The Reservoir is critical to meeting future water supply needs, but will also provide recreational and other benefits for local residents.

We welcome your visit, and hope that the project information and resources provided on this site are both helpful and informative.

PUBLIC NOTICE:

 

The next HLC Recreation Committee Meeting

 has been not been scheduled at this time.

 

  

The next Hard Labor Creek Reservoir Management Board Meeting

 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014,

at the Hard Labor Reservoir Site.

 Time and location to be posted prior to meeting.

 

 
Project Summary

Planning for the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Project was initiated in the early 1990’s by the Walton County Board of Commissioners.  The Hard Labor Creek site was selected following a thorough and detailed evaluation of various water supply alternatives and other potential reservoir sites within Walton and surrounding Counties.  At the recommendation of Georgia EPD, additional studies were performed in 1995 to identify the potential use of the Hard Labor Creek site as a regional reservoir project, to include an additional diversion from the Apalachee River which lies 13.5 miles north of the reservoir.

The results of these additional studies indicated that the Hard Labor Creek site could support high yield regional project with an average day water supply yield of 41.4 million gallons per day (MGD), and a peak day water supply yield of 62 MGD.  After a lengthy permitting process, the United States Army Corps of Engineers issued a 404 permit for construction of the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir in February 2004.   

Project partners currently include the Walton County Water and Sewerage Authority (71%, 29.4 MGD,) and the Oconee County Board of Commissioners (29%, 12.0 MGD).  Other regional utility systems have expressed an interest in purchasing long term water supply from the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Project including the Barrow County Board of Commissioners, the City of Winder, the City of Loganville, the City of Social Circle, and the Morgan County Board of Commissioners.

The Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Project will serve to meet the critical future water supply needs of Walton County, Oconee County, and adjacent communities in Northeast Georgia.

 

MORE DETAILS

  • Length of Shore Line:  42 miles
  • Pool Area:  1,367 acres
  • 12 billion gallon capacity
  • 98 ft approximate height of dam
 
Meetings

calendar.jpgThe Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Management Board meets regularly, at the office of the Walton County Board of Commissioners, 303 South Hammond Drive, Suite 300, Monroe, Georgia, 30655. The Commission Chambers are located on the third floor.  All meetings are open to the public.

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE:

  

The next Hard Labor Creek Reservoir Management Board Meeting

 is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014,

at the Hard Labor Reservoir Site.

 Time and location to be posted prior to meeting.

  

 

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