Lake Allatoona


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840.37 FEET
Full Pool: 840.0
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Pilot boat captain moves back home and is now the new owner of TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona

Date: 3/28/2019 2:10:00 AM

As a pilot boat captain for the Georgia Coastal Pilots, he used to run pilots out to ships entering the Port of Savannah. Now Capt. Christopher Day, a 2003 Cass High School graduate, is back home on

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Lake Allatoona levels dropping, but more rain in forecast


Date: 3/6/2019 12:58:00 PM

Lake Allatoona’s water level is dropping, but campsites and a road remain closed with more rain on the way. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday on its Facebook page that the lake level now

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Lake Allatoona docks, campgrounds under water after recent rains

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Date: 3/6/2019 3:50:00 AM

The relentless cycle of rain has not only impacted Lake Lanier on the northern fringes of metro Atlanta, but has also caused the waters of Lake Allatoona to spill over into campgrounds surrounding thi

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Lake Allatoona water levels rising

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 3/3/2019 12:33:00 PM

Lake Allatoona is wetter than it’s supposed to be. As of Sunday afternoon, the water level was about 9 and a half feet above normal operating conditions. Cobb County Marietta Water Authority general m

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Effects of high levels at Lake Lanier: 'It is a mess.'

WSB Radio

Date: 2/27/2019 4:55:00 PM

Levels at the lake this week pushed to five feet above summer full pool. Not only there - Lake Allatoona is seven feet above full. Two weeks of nearly every day constant rain - often heavy and widespr

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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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