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Lake Allatoona Fishing Report by Robert Eidson’s First Bite Guide Service

Date: 6/25/2015 1:23:00 PM

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-side fishing is Good! The bite this week has

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Skip the sidewalk: Atlanta's best running trails

Access Atlanta

Date: 6/25/2015 12:50:00 PM

Run a flat, nearly level, fast 5k loop on this gravel trail on the banks of the Chattahoochee River near Vinings. The trail explores the river's banks, catches wide-open views of the Chattahoochee's rocky shoals and runs through a scenic, wildlife-filled

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Making strides: Cherokee County commissioners focus in on multi-use trails

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 6/23/2015 10:32:00 PM

It would stretch from the Silver Comet Trail near Dallas to Cartersville, running north of Lake Allatoona and on through Canton, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, Cleveland and Clayton, following the four-mile-wide geological gold belt ridge through the northern

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Water Resources Outlook - June 18 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 6/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook for June 18

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Expect travel delays in Northwest Georgia as GDOT plans for summer construction

Fish Wrap

Date: 6/11/2015 10:18:00 AM

Motorists advised to plan ahead, be patient as GDOT repairs and improves highways across the state CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Plan ahead, drive alert and watch for work zones. That’s the advice to motorists from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT

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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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