Lake Allatoona


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This ‘Magik’ moment: Through camp, Cartersville woman wants to carry on tradition of healing

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 4/30/2016 10:16:00 PM

Brazell spent the weekend as a counselor at Camp MAGIK — an acronym for “Mainly About Grief In Kids” — on the shores of Lake Allatoona. She has volunteered her services every year since 2013, when she came as a camper trying to overcome the grief

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Thousands gather to mourn, and celebrate, the lives of four UGA students killed in wreck


Date: 4/29/2016 8:43:00 AM

Feldman, of Alpharetta, was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She and Canedo worked in the past at YMCA Camp High Harbour at Lake Allatoona. “(Christina Semeria) was just a wonderful human being, and I remember I had a huge crush on her in second grade,” Keller

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Safe & Healthy Grilling Tips from the Experts at GrillGrate

Yahoo Finance

Date: 4/29/2016 5:41:00 AM

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's officially grilling season and with it comes the annual warnings of the dangers and hazards of grilling. The warnings range from charring and burning meat to the threat of metal grill brush bristles

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Cameron visits No. 1 player in country

247 Sports

Date: 4/28/2016 1:00:00 AM

Cam Cameron will watch Trevor Lawrence throw on Thursday (Photo: 247Sports) On Thursday afternoon, LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron arrived in Cartersville, Ga., to check in on the five-star prospect, spending the afternoon with the coaches at

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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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