Lake Allatoona

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Lake Level
833.79 FEET
3/27/2017
Full Pool: 840.0
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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Suntex Marinas acquires The Ridges Marina

Boating Industry

Date: 3/7/2017 7:02:00 AM

“Georgia is a special place, full of pristine vacation destinations, we already have two marinas on Lake Allatoona a little further West. The Ridges offers guests southern charm and a full-service marina destination. We look forward to adding the full

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Registration Open for Bartow History Museum Historic 5K at Rose Lawn

Coosa Valley News

Date: 3/6/2017 9:06:00 AM

The course meanders through a portion of the historic residential district in Cartersville, GA before ending back at the museum. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. with check-in between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 and race day registration is

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/6/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Drought levels in Rockdale and Newton expected to be reduced

Newton Citizen

Date: 3/3/2017 9:10:00 AM

Blackard added that while counties like Rockdale and Newton are no longer under drought conditions, the district’s major water reservoirs at Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona have not yet rebounded. But, she added, an announcement is expected soon that will

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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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