Lake Allatoona

GEORGIA


Lake Level
832.80 FEET
11/30/2020
Full Pool: 840.0
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10-year-old boy missing in Cobb County

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Date: 11/4/2020 7:30:00 PM

Cobb County Police need the public's help locating a 10-year-old boy who went missing. Gabriel "Gabe" Dannenbery was last seen in the area of Heartleaf Drive in Acworth, police said. Dannenbery is

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COVID concerns force cancellation of football game in Bartow County

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Date: 10/2/2020 9:00:00 PM

Homecoming activities have been postponed until Oct. 23 and tickets are in the process of being refunded for Friday night's game

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Cub Scouts create fundraiser parody video to deal with 'popcorn shortage'

11Alive

Date: 9/22/2020 11:31:35 AM

Soon, the pack will engage in a community service initiative by cleaning Lake Allatoona. The Pack also just completed an aluminum can drive to support Habitat for Humanity. The Pack is sponsored

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Sally brings rain: Here’s how our reservoirs will manage

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Date: 9/17/2020

After making landfall in the Gulf Coast early this morning, Hurricane Sally is expected to downgrade to a depression and move eastward soaking a wide path through Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. All three of our reservoirs – Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond – are in the crosshairs of the forecast

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Body of drowned man recovered at Lake Allatoona

CBS Atlanta

Date: 9/6/2020 9:27:00 PM

A man who drowned while swimming at Flamingo Cove Sunday has been recovered after nearly two hours of search efforts

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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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