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Island Ford Lodge listed in National Register of Historic Places

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 1/9/2017 10:19:00 AM

The Island Ford Lodge, located within the Chattahoochee River area in Sandy Springs, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Island Ford Lodge was listed in the National Register at the state level of significance for its architecture

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No. 1 recruit Lawrence shows off arm at Army Combine

Date: 1/6/2017 1:49:00 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville (Ga.), the No. 1 overall recruit for 2018, took part in the Army National Combine for underclassmen Friday in Texas. As expected, the 6-feet-6, 196-pound Lawrence impressed with his big arm

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A look at the future: Analyzing '17 recruiting hauls of Alabama, Clemson

Sports Illustrated

Date: 1/6/2017 11:45:00 AM

Also, the Tigers have already landed a commitment from the top quarterback in the 2018 class, Cartersville (Ga.) High’s Trevor Lawrence. 2. The Tigers’ succession plan for Mike Williams is also promising Finding a capable replacement for Watson will

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Freezin' For A Reason Polar Plunge For Special Olympics Is Feb. 11


Date: 1/5/2017 9:57:00 AM

Officers from the department are raising money with pledges to jump into the frigid waters of Acworth Beach in Acworth, Ga. on Feb. 25 as part of state-wide fundraiser for Special Olympics Georgia. Every year, law enforcement agencies across Georgia engage

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Watershed Management Restores Reservoir to Active Service

CBS Atlanta

Date: 12/28/2016 2:36:00 PM

It also consist of the construction of a five-mile tunnel connecting the Chattahoochee River to the Hemphill Water Treatment plant and the former Bellwood Quarry Site. Once Reservoir #1 is back in service, it will increase the system's total storage

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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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