Lake Allatoona

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Lake Level
827.10 FEET
1/21/2019
Full Pool: 840.0
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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Man Reports Armed Robbery At Allatoona Lake

USA Patch

Date: 1/5/2019 5:00:00 AM

ACWORTH, GA — A man told a Bartow County sheriff's deputy he was robbed at gunpoint of his hunting rifle at an Allatoona Lake boat ramp. According to an incident report released by the sheriff's

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Allatoona Lake Campgrounds, Day Use Areas To Go Cashless

USA Patch

Date: 12/21/2018 7:04:00 AM

CARTERSVILLE, GA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that announced today its campgrounds and day use areas at Allatoona Lake will begin cashless operations in 2019. Cashless

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Acworth approves 55-acre annexation, rezoning

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Date: 11/12/2018 9:23:00 AM

Goreham told the Cobb commissioners this development will lead to an increase in nonsource-point pollutants, such as dog waste, into Lake Allatoona. Also in opposition before the aldermen, Teresa Sten

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Youth Archery Deer Hunt On Dec. 1-2 At Allatoona Lake

USA Patch

Date: 10/25/2018 11:29:00 AM

CARTERSVILLE, GA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District will host an archery-only deer hunt for youth next month at Allatoona Lake in Bartow County. the agency said. Hunting blinds

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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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