Lake Allatoona

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Lake Level
839.99 FEET
5/30/2016
Full Pool: 840.0
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Copperhead snake bites man in Acworth

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Date: 5/27/2016 1:25:00 PM

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being bitten by a copperhead snake Friday morning, police said. According to Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services, the man's co-worker said the two were clearing brush in the backyard of a

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Officials highlight importance of safe driving, safe boating

accesswdun.com

Date: 5/27/2016 12:59:00 PM

The agency representatives visited West Point Lake, Lake Blackshear, Lake Hartwell and Lake Allatoona. DNR will be joining its fellow law enforcement agencies in the multi-jurisdictional enforcement campaign designed to reduce crashes, injuries and

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Officials kick off safety campaign at Lake Blackshear

Albany Herald

Date: 5/25/2016 3:10:00 PM

Officials of the agencies conducted a daylong media event on Wednesday at four popular boating destinations throughout the state, including West Point Lake, Lake Hartwell, Lake Allatoona and Lake Blackshear, to remind those behind the wheel on land and

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Local resident says part of dark history should be a memorial

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Date: 5/20/2016 7:26:00 AM

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Where the train tracks meet the Chattahoochee River in Northwest Atlanta lies an empty lot with a dark history. It's the site of the former Chattahoochee Brick Company, which manufactured the bricks that built many of Atlanta's streets and

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Explore spring flowers along the Chattahoochee

Reporter Newspapers

Date: 5/20/2016 5:49:00 AM

Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Bring your canoe or kayak and join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower for a three-mile float on the Chattahoochee River, exploring plants, geology and wildlife. You will encounter three, mild class 1.5

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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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