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Rent a Boat on Lake Allatoona

Date: 9/22/2016 4:13:00 PM

Only mad dogs, Englishmen and old men with new convertibles go out in the midday sun. The wise among us wait until the best weather of the year — autumn — to rent a boat on Lake Allatoona to while away the hours with friends, food and giant bass

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Annual lake cleanup expected to draw crowd

Date: 9/22/2016 2:08:00 PM

The 31 st annual Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup takes place Saturday, as volunteers from around the state pitch in to help preserve one of the most frequently visited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation. Georgia nonprofit group Lake Allatoona

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Earn Money and TV Fame for Family Lake Photos

Date: 9/20/2016 6:54:00 AM

Netflix is filming a new series in the Lake Allatoona / Atlanta area, and they’ve put out a casting call for family lake photos. Have Your Family Photos as Background on TV Series Set The casting director of Ozark, the new series starring Jason Bateman

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5 ways your kids can help others in Atlanta

Access Atlanta

Date: 9/14/2016 9:05:00 PM

For more information, contact Ansley Johnson at The Great Lake Allatoona Clean Up Lake Allatoona is a natural resource enjoyed by thousands of families in metro Atlanta annually. You and your kids can help keep the lake beautiful

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Netflix’ growing presence in Atlanta’s filming scene

Date: 9/14/2016 8:17:00 AM

The series takes its name from the location where it is set, The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.” It’s been filming at Lake Allatoona, where Bateman posed for this great photo with a member of Cherokee County’s finest

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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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