Lake Allatoona

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840.00 FEET
6/27/2017
Full Pool: 840.0
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Metro Atlanta’s drought: Far from Dust Bowl, but far from healthy

Saporta Report

Date: 6/19/2017 2:14:00 PM

Florida sued Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court to win access to more water from the Chattahoochee River basin. The court-appointed special master ruled the actual cause isn’t Georgia withholding water. Rather, the special master ruled that the lower

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Can Smyrna turn the Chattahoochee riverfront into a destination?

myajc.com

Date: 6/9/2017 12:18:00 PM

“Our goal is to make sure we have a clean river and then after that we would love to increase access,” said Kevin Jeselnik, staff attorney for the Chattahoochee River Keeper. The organization won a lawsuit against Atlanta in the nineties that was

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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State venues to celebrate National Trails Day June 3

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 5/31/2017 5:00:00 PM

Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and their favorite stuffed animal. The Sweet Summer Nights Hike will feature sunset views of Lake Allatoona along the 3.9 mile trail. Hikers will initially gather at the Iron Hill Trail parking lot

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Missing Smyrna woman's body recovered from Allatoona Lake

11 Alive

Date: 5/28/2017 2:14:00 PM

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The body of a Smyrna woman who gone missing from an Allatoona Lake dock was found on Sunday. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the body of Rhonda Tibbs, 55, was recovered around 12:30 pm. She had last been seen

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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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