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Groundbreaking ceremony held at Richland Creek Reservoir site

Douglas County Sentinel

Date: 10/18/2016 11:15:00 PM

Paulding County has an agreement that runs until 2032 with Cobb-Marietta Water Authority, an independent state-chartered agency, which receives water from Lake Allatoona, a USCOE-controlled reservoir. Atlanta Regional Commission population projections show

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Discovery Education And 3M Announce 2016 Science Competition Winner

Market Watch

Date: 10/18/2016 2:59:00 PM

Sara Makboul from Acworth, GA, a ninth grader at Kennesaw Mountain High School (Cobb County School District) For more information on the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge and to learn more about this year's finalists, go to

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Georgia Power updates ash pond closure plan

The Business Journal

Date: 10/12/2016 7:40:00 AM

Meanwhile, Georgia Power has begun work on a three-year plan to convert its largest coal-fired facilities – including plants Bowen near Cartersville, Ga., Scherer near Macon, Ga., and Wansley near Carrollton, Ga. – from wet-ash to dry-ash disposal

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WWA: 2016 Nautique WWA U.S. Wakeboard National Championships to Air on NBC Sports

Date: 10/10/2016 11:49:00 AM

The highly competitive event took place on the world-class water at the Dallas Landing Park on Lake Allatoona and marked the fourth round of the 2016 WWA Wakeboard World Series. Along with showcasing Iaconni’s magnificent winning run, NBC Sports will

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Brewery sends canned water to areas hit by Hurricane Matthew

Date: 10/8/2016 12:19:00 AM

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - Disaster relief agencies are reaching out to a major beer brewery in the metro Atlanta area to send fresh water for evacuees in emergency shelters. On Friday, the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, shut down a production

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• River: Etowah River
• Surface Area: 20,486 Acres
• Volume: 367,500 Acre Feet
• Maximum Depth: 145 feet
Lake Allatoona is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir in Georgia, located in northwestern metro Atlanta. Red Top Mountain State Park is located on its shores, on the peninsula between the Etowah and Allatoona arms of the lake. Allatoona also supplies much of the drinking water for the three counties it is in. The lake is supplied mostly by the Etowah River, and its major tributary the Little River (which joins the lake at Bell's Ferry), and in turn Noonday Creek. The other major arm of the lake is Allatoona Creek, extending down to Acworth, where pre-existing Lake Acworth now empties directly into Allatoona at Lake Acworth Drive (Georgia 92). Other significant streams include Kellogg Creek and Rose Creek.
The Allatoona Dam holding back the lake was completed in 1949 on the Etowah, which in turn merges into the Coosa River downstream (northwest) at Rome. The basin upstream (mostly northeast) of Allatoona covers about 1,100 square miles. This is nearly as large as the basin of Lake Lanier (Atlanta's biggest water source), but since the Allatoona is smaller, it drains and fills more rapidly than Lanier during droughts and floods.
The lake's summer level has averaged 840 feet above mean sea level. During major droughts it has dropped as much as 13 feet below this, exposing old tree stumps and former hills which are normally submerged at depth safe for navigating boats. Its maximum capacity or flood stage is +23 feet [863 feet AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level], though it has never been known to reach this level, and flooding of boat ramps and other lakeside facilities begins to occur well below it.
Hydroelectric power generation at Allatoona returns more than $3.5 million to the U.S. Treasury annually.
The Corps of Engineers has 662 campsites on Allatoona.
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