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10/20/2014
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Man jumps into Lake Allatoona to escape police

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 10/19/2014 8:41:00 AM

One man took the old adage seriously Saturday morning when he jumped from an Interstate 75 bridge into Lake Allatoona to escape a horde of law enforcement officers pursuing him. Scanner traffic indicated that at approximately 12:20 a.m., a man wanted for a

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Community Calendar for Oct. 19

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 10/19/2014 5:11:00 AM

(770) 916-6138. ?Dog Hikers of Georgia, 10 a.m., meeting near Red Top Mountain for a 1.5 hour, 5-mile hike, stopping twice to let the dogs swim in Lake Allatoona. Dan Batchelor, (770) 992-2362

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Community Calendar for Oct. 19

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 10/18/2014 9:14:00 PM

(770) 916-6138. ?Dog Hikers of Georgia, 10 a.m., meeting near Red Top Mountain for a 1.5 hour, 5-mile hike, stopping twice to let the dogs swim in Lake Allatoona. Dan Batchelor, (770) 992-2362

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Team of the Week: Banks County High

My Fox Chicago

Date: 10/18/2014 4:43:00 AM

The 2014 United States Optimist Dinghy Association Southeast Championship sets sail at Lake Allatoona September 20th and 21st, with nearly 150 young

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Autumn Travel Guide: Georgia State Parks' Leaf Watch Website Tracks Best Fall Color in Georgia

Eye Witness News 3

Date: 10/17/2014 8:34:00 PM

Hwy. 197 is a particularly pretty road, passing Mark of the Potter and other popular attractions. RED TOP MOUNTAIN STATE PARK Lake Allatoona Just 40 minutes north of Atlanta youll find a variety of trails with nice fall color. The easy, flat 4-mile Iron

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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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