Lake Allatoona


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Wonderful waterfall in Woodstock

North Fulton

Date: 4/11/2018 12:01:00 PM

But here’s the challenge: it’s hard to get there. In fact, even though the waterfall itself is on Lake Allatoona, it’s surrounded by private property. There’s no “start here to see the falls” parking area. Because the land around the falls is

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Corps opens reservations for camping at Allatoona

Rome News-Tribune

Date: 2/11/2018 4:39:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now taking online reservations for campgrounds at eight different campgrounds on the sprawling Lake Allatoona. Lead Ranger Chris Purvis said the Corps believes that taking the reservations in advance online will provide

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Lake Allatoona Game Warden wins top Georgia DNR Boating award

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 2/8/2018 6:25:00 PM

Game Warden First Class Mark Puig of Cobb County was named Georgia DNR Law Enforcement’s 2017 Boating Safety Game Warden of the Year. In late 2016, Puig transferred from Fulton County to Lake Allatoona in order to gain more boating safety experience

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Corps of Engineers’ Annual Park Passes


Date: 11/27/2017 11:25:00 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) operates 32 day-parks in our area, including Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona. It is wise to invest in Corps of Engineers’ Annual Park Passes. One of the best ways for park visitors to save money is to invest in

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Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 11/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (November

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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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