Lake Allatoona

GEORGIA


Lake Level
840.07 FEET
4/18/2021
Full Pool: 840.0
History, Alerts, More...
click here
Lake Allatoona News

Income Tax Deadlines

Lake News

Date: 3/26/2021

On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts

Read More

5 Ways to Get Your Boat’s VHF Radio Ready for the Season

BoatUS News

Date: 3/24/2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast

Read More

New Boat Engine Cutoff Switch Law Goes Into Effect April 1

BoatUS News

Date: 3/15/2021

Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard

Read More

Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

NWS

Date: 2/10/2021

Water Resources Outlook (February

Read More

10-year-old boy missing in Cobb County

11Alive

Date: 11/4/2020 7:30:00 PM

Cobb County Police need the public's help locating a 10-year-old boy who went missing. Gabriel "Gabe" Dannenbery was last seen in the area of Heartleaf Drive in Acworth, police said. Dannenbery is

Read More

18
2:45:11 AM
UPCOMING EVENTS
5/9/2021 - Mother's Day
5/31/2021 - Memorial Day
6/20/2021 - Fathers Day
What's New!
 
Favorites
 
Featured Business
PO Box 159
Alexander City, AL 35011
Add your business
Lake Allatoona Businesses
Advertisement
Lodging
Boating / Waterfront
Food / Beverages
Home / Construction
Real Estate
Shopping
Antiques
Tourism / Recreation
Professional Services

View Sponsor Details | View By Category | Add Your Business Here



• 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.
Lake Allatoona Restaurants
Nearby Lakes
5 miles
6 miles
11 miles
18 miles
30 miles
32 miles
36 miles
37 miles



Quick Links
Lake Allatoona News
Lake Allatoona Photos
Lake Allatoona Videos




About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Search Site
Advertise With Us
   
Allatoona.USLakes.info
THE LAKE ALLATOONA WEBSITE

Copyright 2021, Lakes Online
Privacy    |    Legal