Oconee (ōkōˈnē) [key], river, 282 mi (454 km) long, rising in the Appalachian Mts., N Ga., and flowing SE to the Ocmulgee River to form the Altamaha River. Sinclair Dam (completed 1953) and Furman Shoals Dam (completed 1953) are on the Oconee.

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