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836.26 FEET
4/1/2015
Full Pool: 840.0
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Best Cities for Young Families in Georgia

Nerd Wallet

Date: 3/30/2015 5:57:00 AM

The city’s outdoor attractions include several parks, the 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona, mountain bike trails at Blankets Creek, stock-car racing and performances at the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village. The city is in the process of developing a 60-mile

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Opening March 28: Seasonal Trout Streams

Date: 3/29/2015

"Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout

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Chattahoochee River Whitewater Community & Visitors Guide

Date: 3/28/2015

Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for

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NeSmith Chevy Weekly Racing Series set to open

Access North GA

Date: 3/27/2015 12:53:00 PM

The NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series for Dirt Late Model competitors opens its 2015 season with Week 1 competition this weekend featuring four races in three states for the Cartersville, Ga. based series. For 2015, the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing

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Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/26/2015

Water Resources Outlook for March 26

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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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