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11/28/2014
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$1B LakePoint Sporting Destination Comes to Life

Construction Equipment Guide

Date: 11/25/2014 9:17:00 PM

project, which is located in Bartow County in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains and adjacent to Lake Allatoona. “Overall, we will be moving more than 12 million cubic yards of dirt, which is no small task,” Sparks said. “ It will require

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Firearm lawsuit continues against Corps of Engineers; man wants weapon at McKaskey Creek Campground

Fish Wrap

Date: 11/25/2014 5:03:00 AM

U.S. District Court Judge Harold Murphy in August ruled against David James and GeorgiaCarry.org, both of whom argue James has the right to carry firearms onto U.S. Army Corps of Engineer-managed land and water at Lake Allatoona, including McKaskey Creek

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Georgia sues Corps of Engineers over Allatoona water

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 11/16/2014 6:37:00 AM

When the Corps of Engineers released its environmental impact statement and updated water control manual for the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa Water basin — a document that determines how Lake Allatoona water is used — at the end of October, the state of

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Georgia sues Corps of Engineers over Allatoona water

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 11/16/2014 6:37:00 AM

When the Corps of Engineers released its environmental impact statement and updated water control manual for the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa Water basin — a document that determines how Lake Allatoona water is used — at the end of October, the state of

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Picnic Shelter Information

lakeallatoona.com

Date: 11/13/2014 2:47:00 PM

The Army Corps of Engineers never stops improving Lake Allatoona, even though it is almost perfect. Pity the people who don’t live nearby. Did you know that the highest point in Delaware is a 448 foot bump on a road? In Florida, the highest point is

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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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