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Anheuser-Busch Recognized by Georgia General Assembly for National Disaster Relief Assistance

Covington News

Date: 3/30/2017 11:00:00 AM

“We are honored to be recognized by the Georgia General Assembly today for our disaster relief assistance efforts and are proud of our local Anheuser-Busch brewery, located right here in Cartersville, Ga., for coming to the aid of those in need after a

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Officials: Water from disputed area of Georgia-Tennessee border could solve 'Water Wars'

Date: 3/26/2017 8:55:00 PM

"The long and short of it is: We need another fresh water supply," said Cloud. It would benefit not only the areas served by Lanier, but it would also serve Lake Allatoona in Cobb County. "Obviously it's not as simple as I'm making it sound, building a

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Animal clinic searching for owner of puppy attacked by dog

Date: 3/24/2017 2:54:00 PM

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - An animal clinic in Cartersville is hoping to find the owner of a small puppy that was attacked by another dog last week. Cori McMichael with Euharlee Animal Clinic told FOX 5 a puppy, about 9 or 10 weeks old, was brought into the

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Boot Camp Classes in Holly Springs, GA

Date: 3/23/2017 8:23:23 AM

Look for a "verified" fitness professional who is certified by a nationally recognized organization. Make sure the Boot Camp class/event host has liability insurance and a CPR/AED certification. Look for a Boot Camp class/event that is close to your home

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First All-Female Bass Fishing Team Qualifies for YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship at Lake Hartwell

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Date: 3/22/2017 1:00:00 AM

and Spencer Guthrie, Acworth, Ga., five bass, 16-0, $700 Club Scholarship 4 th: Bethel University - Alec Piekarski, Greenfield, Wis., and Kyler Chelminiak, Franklin, Wis., five bass, 15-12, $500 Club Scholarship 5 th: University of Georgia - Justin

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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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