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Snellville man dies by drowning in Lake Allatoona on Sunday

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 7/28/2014 9:57:00 PM

MARIETTA — A 26-year-old Snellville man died by drowning in Lake Allatoona on Sunday, said Mark McKinnon, a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Ryan Tyndall drowned as he swam away from the shore chasing after a float near

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Four children struck by runaway car: Man who drowned in lake identified


Date: 7/28/2014 2:20:00 PM

A 26-year-old man was attempting to retrieve a float when he apparently drowned Sunday afternoon in Lake Allatoona, making him the fifth to die in the lake so far this year. Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton has identified the man as Ryan Tyndall

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Snellville man, 26, drowns in Lake Allatoona

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 7/28/2014 1:08:00 PM

A 26-year-old Gwinnett County man drowned Sunday afternoon in Lake Allatoona while attempting to retrieve a float, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The man, identified by the Bartow County coroner as Ryan Tyndall, of Snellville

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Man Drowns in Bartow County Lake

Coosa Valley News

Date: 7/28/2014 11:41:00 AM

According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, yet another man has drowned in Lake Allatoona. The last victim, a 26-year-old male, died Sunday while attempting to retrieve a float. The man, whose name was not released, was swimming away from the

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2014's Fifth Drowning in Lake Allatoona

Date: 7/28/2014 11:05:00 AM

According to Mark McKinnon, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the year’s fifth drowning in Lake Allatoona occurred about 4 PM, on Sunday, July 27 2014. A 26-year-old man was swimming away from the shore near Allatoona Landing in

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• River: Etowah River
• Surface Area: 20,486 Acres
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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