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Agusta Magazine

Date: 1/30/2015 1:32:00 PM

Why Go: The spirit of the Old West is alive just a stone’s throw away in Cartersville, Ga., thanks to the Booth Western Art Museum. Little and big cowboys and cowgirls alike will thrill to sculptures, paintings and more depicting horses, wranglers and

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Trout stream dates to be discussed at meetings

the Augusta Chronicle

Date: 1/29/2015

and another Feb. 12 at Red Top Mountain State Park’s Conference Center/Park Office, 50 Lodge Road, S.E., Acworth, Ga. Each meeting starts at 7 p.m. Both sites are far away from the Augusta area so anyone wishing to comment can do so in writing to Georgia

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New West Cobb Homes Available Now from Fortress Builders


Date: 1/27/2015 11:00:00 AM

Church Hill also offers a convenient location near Highway 41, Lake Allatoona, I-75, downtown Acworth and Highway 92. In addition, the community is located in the sought-after Allatoona High School district. Also located in Acworth is Brookstone Manor

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Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (1-22

Date: 1/22/2015 8:55:00 AM

Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Report is brought to you by First Bite Guide Service. Contact Robert by e-mail at or call him at 770-827-6282 to catch stripers and hybrids! Line-Sides: Good. 90% of the lake is stained right now

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Georgia’s Nick Chubb Named To FWAA Freshman All-America Team


Date: 1/16/2015 6:20:00 AM

Chubb, a true freshman from Cartersville, Ga., has also been included on the Phil Steele, Scout, 247Sports and AthlonSports postseason Freshman All-America squads. He is one of six players from the Southeastern Conference and the only Georgia native on the

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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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