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Hurricane Florence: Brewery Sending 300,000 Cans Of Water

USA Patch

Date: 9/12/2018 11:02:00 AM

CARTERSVILLE, GA — Anheuser-Busch's Cartersville Brewery is once again stepping up to the plate and helping residents across the country facing natural disasters. Anheuser-Busch has received a

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Want a Georgia lake house? Here’s what you need to know.

Atlanta Magazine

Date: 8/31/2018 1:24:00 PM

(Yes, it’s possible.) Know where the water is: “Lake Allatoona is a large recreational lake, but since the majority of it is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, direct lake-front property is ha

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Annual 5K Benefits BackPack Buddies Program

USA Patch

Date: 8/22/2018 11:02:00 AM

CARTERSVILLE, GA — The second annual Cartersville 5K and 1 mile Road Race will be held Saturday, and runners and walkers alike are encouraged to take part in an event benefiting less fortunate childre

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Prep Fishing: Local teams finish first, second at AHSBA Tournament

Rome News-Tribune

Date: 8/21/2018 12:54:00 PM

Two local teams had great days on the lake on Saturday as they finished first and second in the final standings at the Amateur High School Bass Anglers tournament (AHSBA) at Lake Allatoona. The pair o

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Volunteers Needed For Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup

USA Patch

Date: 8/21/2018 9:02:00 AM

CARTERSVILLE, GA — Residents who care about the health and appearance of Allatoona Lake and its shoreline are encouraged to sign up and take part in the annual cleanup effort designed to preserve this

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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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