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Showers, storms move into northwest Ga. Monday morning

WSB-TV Atlanta

Date: 4/20/2015 12:55:00 AM

Heavy rain forced Roswell officials to temporarily close Willeo Road near the Chattahoochee River National Park. Street flooding caused some close calls before workers shut down the road. Severe Weather Team 2 will continue tracking the storms overnight

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Arizona Football Recruiting: Russell Halimon commits to Arizona

SB Nation Arizona Desert Swarm

Date: 4/18/2015 2:43:00 PM

Arizona landed the commitment of Russell Halimon late Friday night. Halimon is a running back out of Allatoona (Acworth, GA) and received an offer from the coaching staff about a week ago. Matt Dudek seems to pretty high on Halimon. He's a 5-10 185 pound

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Rite Aids Ride for Kids

Talk 750 WSB

Date: 4/17/2015 11:53:00 PM

DATE April 18, 2015 DIRECTIONS 954 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, GA Get a Google Map of the Area. CITY / STATE Cartersville, Georgia (GA) DESCRIPTION The Rite Aids Ride for Kids will be held in Cartersville, Georgia on April 18th, 2015

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Robert Eidson’s First Bite Lake Allatoona Fishing Report

Date: 4/15/2015 1:12:00 PM

Fishing should hit its peak in the next week. Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life in Gainesville, GA. Robert has two adult daughters, six grandchildren, one Kawasaki and a loving girlfriend. ~~ To contact Robert about freelance writing gigs

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Collision at Lake Allatoona sends 1 to hospital


Date: 4/11/2015 3:49:00 PM

An accident on Lake Allatoona sent one person to the hospital on Saturday. According to multiple spokespeople with Cherokee County, the accident involved a jet ski. Check back with for the latest developments. Traffic slow on I-95 nb from

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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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