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6 easy, kid-approved camping options in Georgia

Access Atlanta

Date: 6/16/2016 1:17:00 PM

Free access to myAJC for AJC subscribers. Want more news? Sign up for free newsletters to get more of the AJC delivered to your inbox. Nothing says outdoor family bonding like sitting outside toasting marshmallows over a crackling campfire, soaking in the

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Legge's Thoughts: 2016 Surprise Players


Date: 6/13/2016 9:46:00 PM

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — The end may be in sight for five star 2018 quarterback Trevor Lawrence. His plan is still to commit this summer and Georgia is right in the thick of the race. … NORCROSS, Ga. — It was a big spring for 2018 athlete Kyler McMichael

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Nothing wrong with a small town

The Daily Citizen Dalton now

Date: 6/12/2016 8:20:00 PM

Consider also that Benton, Tenn., Ocoee, Tenn., and Acworth, Ga., also are small towns. Benton and Ocoee will never be Cleveland, Tenn., just as Acworth will never be big like its nearby neighbor, Atlanta. Look at Calhoun, Tenn. Huge Bowater plant there

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Things to do in Cherokee County for the weekend of Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12

Fish Wrap

Date: 6/11/2016 12:22:00 AM

Route 20, Cartersville, Ga., 30121. The location is 40 miles North of Atlanta, just one mile off I-75, Exit 290. The event is open to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A

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Northwest Georgia claims nearly $12 million in project contracts

Coosa Valley News

Date: 6/8/2016 12:53:00 PM

Other projects in northwest Georgia include: Rehabilitating the two bridges on I-75 over Lake Allatoona in Bartow County Bridge rehabilitation at various locations in Bartow and Gordon counties Resurfacing 6.764 miles on SR 2 in Murray County beginning at

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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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