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Friday Night Clips: Trevor Lawrence


Date: 10/4/2015 9:05:00 PM

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Trevor Lawrence is no stranger to college interest, attention and interviews. The 6-foot-5, 185-pounder is merely a sophomore at Cartersville (Ga.) High School but already has scholarship offers from the

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'Leaf Watch' website tracks best fall color in Georgia

Rockdale Citizen

Date: 10/4/2015 10:04:00 AM

Red Top Mountain State Park, Lake Allatoona Just 40 minutes north of Atlanta are a variety of trails with nice fall color. The easy, flat 4-mile Iron Hill Loop is open to bikes and foot traffic, offering great views of the lake and forest. Another good

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Nearby State parks can help you prevent Nature Deficit Disorder; live healthier!

Saporta Report

Date: 10/2/2015 2:19:00 PM

Just off Interstate 75, the 1,776-acre park features the 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona, complete with boating and water skiing, fishing, swimming and amenities like marinas, ramps, docks and beaches. Also at the park, you will find tennis courts, miniature

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Cass students teach kids about water quality at lake cleanup

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 9/27/2015 5:00:00 PM

Seven students in Chuck Bohannon’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science class volunteered to man several Water Works education stations two weeks ago at the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup 2015, where 3,200 volunteers collected more than 5.08 tons of

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Tellus Science Museum Dedicates Planetarium

Coosa Valley News

Date: 9/25/2015 8:00:00 AM

Dedicating the planetarium after such a visionary was a no-brainer. Bob Bentley was the executive director of the Etowah Foundation in Cartersville, GA from 1982 to 2002. Under his leadership, the organization grew from a scholarship clearinghouse into an

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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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