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Record Group 29: TRC Garrow Associates 

Inclusive Dates: 1980; 1998

Size: 0.66 cubic feet 

Bulk Dates: 1980  

Provenance: 

Restrictions: none 

Organizational Information: In the late 1980s, Oglethorpe Power Company took the partially completed Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant near Rome, Georgia over from the Georgia Power Company. Oglethorpe Power Company completed the project in the mid-1990s and serves as plant operator today. Georgia Power maintains a minority interest in the facility.
The Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant is a pumped-storage electricity generating plant. The plant provides the electricity needs for households in some areas of northwest Georgia. During peak hours, water stored in a 220 acre reservoir is released into another 600 acre lower reservoir. The water from the upper reservoir is released through a 570 foot shaft and a 1,935 foot tunnel via turbines. At night the water is pumped back to the upper reservoir using excess power generated at coal and nuclear power plants.

Prior to the power plant's construction, Georgia Power hired TRC Garrow Associates, a private environmental consulting firm, to conduct the necessary environmental studies of the surrounding lands required by the U.S. Federal Government. TRC Garrow Associates are required by federal law to supply surrounding libraries and research facilities copies of these reports and studies. 

Description: This collection contains official copies of archaeological and architectural documentation compiled for the Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Project in Floyd County, Georgia. Copies of this documentation have been produced and the following materials are enclosed: the historic structures report for historic resources (including photographs and indices to photographs); the architectural study for historic resources (including photographs and indices to photographs); the floor plan, photographs, index to photographs, and location of photographs for the Cordle Store; and the project's technical synthesis report. The collection contains 48 photographs (with indices) and 67 drawings.

Arrangement :

  • The processor maintained original order.
  • Box 1 : Photographs and Photograph Indices
  • Box 2 : Drawings 
  • Subject Headings:
  • Rocky Mountain Project
  • Rocky Mountain Hydroelectric Plant
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Oglethorpe Power Company
  • TRC Garrow Associates
  • Cargle Property
  • Cordle Store
  • Smith- Epsy Farm Complex
  • Fouche Hardy Farm Complex

Miscellaneous:

  • Amy Summerlin processed these papers in 2002
  • Accession #19980311

Preferred Citation:

Permission to publish must be obtained from the Executive Assistant to the President. Please cite: Item identification, Record Group 29 TRC Garrow Associates, Berry College Archives, Memorial Library, Berry College. 

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