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Papaleoni pleads guilty to theft charges

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 8/16/2014 10:32:00 PM

Ronald Joseph Papaleoni, a former manager of the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority, pled guilty Wednesday to stealing from the organization. According to a press release from the Cobb County District Attorney’s office, Papaleoni pled guilty to five

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Canton purchase fits homeschooling family

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 8/15/2014 9:08:00 PM

Sonja liked that Canton hosted family-friendly events such as movies in the park and a farmer’s market. Being close to Lake Allatoona also appealed to them and their kids, Sofia, 10; Anna, 7; Charlie, 6; and Brody, 3. Working with Jennifer Gordon of

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Former Lake Allatoona Authority Manager Pleads Guilty to Theft

Patch

Date: 8/15/2014 10:14:00 AM

Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced on Wednesday that the former manager of the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority has admitted stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the organization. Ronald Joseph Papaleoni was sentenced to 15 years on

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BCSO, DNR launch joint lake patrol effort

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 8/15/2014 8:21:00 AM

Six deputies on Tuesday became part of a partnership effort between the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to increase patrol efforts on Lake Allatoona. Under a memorandum of understanding, a BCSO deputy will

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BCSO, DNR launch joint lake patrol effort

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 8/15/2014 7:55:00 AM

Six deputies on Tuesday became part of a partnership effort between the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to increase patrol efforts on Lake Allatoona. Under a memorandum of understanding, a BCSO deputy will

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• River: Etowah River
• Surface Area: 20,486 Acres
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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