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DNR Law Enforcement Reports Return!

Date: 10/27/2014 4:30:00 PM

No, Batman & Robin, Superman and other assorted superheroes have not eradicated crime and illegal stupidity in and around Lake Allatoona. The weekly Law Enforcement Reports website has been getting tuned up … and it’s back! Our friends at the DNR Law

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Pets Can Pose With Santa, Man Jumps Into Lake Allatoona Following Police Chase, Bank Robbery, Home Run Derby


Date: 10/26/2014 3:43:00 PM

Here are some of the top posts on Cartersville Patch from the past week. You can scroll through the headlines below, and click on the links. Share your news by clicking “Contribute to Patch” at the top of the page, or email

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Georgia Water Coalition releases Dirty Dozen list

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 10/26/2014 8:26:00 AM

Lake Allatoona and the Etowah River are not expressly mentioned in the Dirty Dozen list, which was discussed during a tele-press conference Oct. 23. “The Dirty Dozen list was compiled by the coalition after taking nominations from member groups across

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Bullish on LakePoint: Sports-travel destination in Emerson has banner year, even before all amenities are in place

Fish Wrap

Date: 10/26/2014 7:57:00 AM

And Craig said she is already looking at the potential for expansion. There’s waterfront property on Lake Allatoona that could house additional sand courts if interest continues to grow, she said. Chase Andrews, partner and general manager of the

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Special Disabled Hunters Archery-Only Deer Hunt

Date: 10/23/2014 10:45:00 AM

courtesy of the US Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Allatoona. Hunting blinds will be provided throughout McKinney Campground, but are by reservation only, and limited to hunters permanently confined to a wheelchair. A non-hunting assistant may accompany

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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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