Lake Allatoona


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Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 7/19/2018

Water Resources Outlook - July

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4th of July: State Shares Fireworks Safety Tips

USA Patch

Date: 7/2/2018 9:50:00 AM

CARTERSVILLE, GA — If your Independence Day celebration involves using fireworks, the state wants you to follow important guidelines that will keep you, your loved ones and neighbors safe. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens

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Georgia’s water wars: Three lawsuits pending after Supreme Court rules on Florida case


Date: 5/21/2018 2:49:00 PM

Alabama’s main concern is the amount of water retained in Lake Allatoona. An Army official signed the manual into use on May 4, 2015 and Alabama filed its lawsuit May 7, 2015. As in the ACF River Basin lawsuit, Alabama contends the environmental issues

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Lake Allatoona to host Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour Saturday

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 5/18/2018 3:51:00 PM

ACWORTH — The top wakeboarders from across the world will descend upon Cobb County this Saturday. Dallas Landing Park at Lake Allatoona will host the Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour for the first time since 2015, and tour officials are excited to return

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VIDEO | Unity for the fallen officers

Date: 5/10/2018 8:13:00 PM

Bikers included Detective Sherron Conrad from Holly Springs, GA who was participating in her 7th ride, but this time was riding for Kristen Hearne, a 29-year old Polk County, Georgia detective who was ambushed in November of 2017 while investigating a

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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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