Georgia Power's lakes and recreation facilities offer activities for all this
Company reminds boaters and swimmers to keep safety in mind while on the water
ATLANTA, May 24, 2013
ATLANTA, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As Memorial Day marks the beginning of
the summer boating and outdoor season, Georgia Power is inviting Georgians to
visit its large network of lakes, parks and other recreation facilities across
the state. The largest non-government provider of recreation facilities in
Georgia, the company owns 17 lake properties developed for hydropower
production, but maintained and open to the citizens of Georgia as easily
accessible recreation areas highlighting the state's beauty and natural
Activities available to the public at Georgia Power's lakes and recreation
facilities include boating, waterskiing, hiking, camping at more than 350
picturesque campsites, picnic areas, bird watching and much more. The company
also leases about 30,000 acres for use aswildlife management areas,operated
by the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural
Visitors planning a trip to one of these facilities are encouraged to visit
GeorgiaPower.com/Lakes, where they will find a wide variety of information
about exploring the sites. The website includes detailed information on all of
Georgia Power's properties, including facilities, amenities and activities;
varieties of fish that anglers can expect to encounter in each lake; water
safety information including extensive boating and waterskiing regulations and
tips; and information about volunteer opportunities to help keep the state's
lakes and rivers clean.
In addition to following state regulations and posted guidelines at lakes and
rivers, Georgia Power reminds swimmers and boaters to "put safety first" this
summer by keeping the following tips in mind:
oNever swim alone in unsupervised areas. Use the "buddy system" in which
you and another swimmer agree to watch one another.
oDon't dive or jump into unfamiliar water. Shallow water or submerged trees
or rocks could cause injury or even paralysis.
oDon't stay in the water too long, especially when the water is cold.
Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the
nation's largest generators of electricity. The company is an investor-owned,
tax-paying utility with rates below the national average. Georgia Power serves
2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties.
SOURCE Georgia Power
Contact: Georgia Power Media Relations, (404) 506-7676 or (800) 282-1696
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