Lake Allatoona

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Lake Level
830.33 FEET
2/23/2017
Full Pool: 840.0
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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Where to find remnants of old Atlanta

Atlanta Magazine

Date: 2/14/2017 10:31:00 AM

A network of Native American trails led to a Creek Village called Standing Peach Tree at the confluence of the Chattahoochee River and Peachtree Creek. White settlers built a fort here during the War of 1812—the first manifestation of Atlanta

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Water Resources Outlook (January 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 1/27/2017

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017

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Will rising rates hurt or help housing market?

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 1/10/2017 2:00:00 PM

Rising interest rates didn’t keep Sarah Oliver and her husband from buying a $175,500 house close to Lake Allatoona. But that was in late November, when they could still got a mortgage loan with an interest just under 4 percent. Now rates are well above

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Island Ford Lodge listed in National Register of Historic Places

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 1/9/2017 10:19:00 AM

The Island Ford Lodge, located within the Chattahoochee River area in Sandy Springs, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Island Ford Lodge was listed in the National Register at the state level of significance for its architecture

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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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