Lake Allatoona

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839.65 FEET
8/31/2015
Full Pool: 840.0
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Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 22 receives second national award

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 8/27/2015 1:00:00 PM

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 22, based on Lake Allatoona, has received the National Commodore’s Three Star Award for Diversity for the second time in two years. An annual award, the NACO award recognizes Flotillas and divisions for

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Local Coast Guard auxiliary honored for diversity

Cherokee Tribune

Date: 8/26/2015 1:04:00 PM

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 22, based on Lake Allatoona, has received the National Commodore’s Three Star Award for Diversity for the second time in two years. An annual award, the NACO award recognizes Flotillas and divisions for

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How to Catch Giant Bass on Big Shad Swimbaits

scout

Date: 8/26/2015 4:14:00 AM

“I started fishing swimbaits while guiding on Lake Allatoona. That lake is nicknamed the ‘Dead Sea’ because not many folks caught big fish or big limits of fish. I kept telling myself their has to be an easier way to catch big bass. I said

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Anheuser-Busch sending over 50K cans of water to firefighters

KSDK

Date: 8/25/2015 9:34:00 AM

The company said its provided more than 73 million cans of drinking water since 1988. Most recently, the company halted production at its Cartersville, Ga., plant to can emergency drinking water for people affected by flooding in Oklahoma and Texas

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Cartersville beer plant sending 50,000 cans of water to Washington state

WSB-TV Atlanta

Date: 8/24/2015 6:12:00 PM

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) UPDATED PHOTOS: Washington wildfire destroys homes, forces hundreds to flee Anheuser-Busch plant switches from beer to water to help with Sandy Sponsored Links CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Anheuser-Busch announced Monday it is sending

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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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