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Three Observations from the Under Armour Association Finals

NBC Sports

Date: 7/18/2016 6:09:00 PM

CARTERSVILLE, GA — The Under Armour Association Finals were the main attraction during the second week of July as the shoe league’s top teams were joined by some good independent teams for a big-time event outside of Atlanta. The UAA Finals had plenty

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James Wins Back-to-back During 2016 National Rimfire Sporter Match

Ammo Land

Date: 7/18/2016 8:43:00 AM

Junior Leah Martin, 15, of Cartersville, GA, earned the High Woman award in the T-Class with her score of 591-26x. Martin, also a member of the Bartow team, talked a little about what it’s like to be a female competing against her male peers

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Key funding for new reservoir approved

Douglas County Sentinel

Date: 7/12/2016 11:08:00 PM

Paulding County has an agreement that runs until 2032 with Cobb-Marietta Water Authority, an independent state-chartered agency, which receives water from Lake Allatoona, a USCOE-controlled reservoir. Atlanta Regional Commission population projections show

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Nation's top 2018 QB Trevor Lawrence names Top 2

247 Sports

Date: 7/12/2016 5:40:00 PM

Cartersville (Ga.) five-star quarterback Trevor Lawrence has officially narrowed his list of potential schools to two. On Tuesday evening, the 6-foot-6, 196-pounder took to Twitter to share a graphic featuring the two programs still in the running

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Take your kids to explore these haunted places in Georgia

Access Atlanta

Date: 7/12/2016 9:48:00 AM

Allatoona Pass is open to the public and well-maintained. Trains have long been re-routed from the Lake Allatoona tracks, and you can walk along them. You can visit the Concord Covered Bridge and then follow it along to Concord Cemetery (about three miles

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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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