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GEOA POWE5B77 : Macon leaders search for solution after east Macon road project faces setback

4 Traders

Date: 10/14/2017 5:41:00 AM

10/11 GEOA POWE5B77: Why is the water level at Lake Oliver so low? 10/11 GEOA POWE5B77: Why is water level at Lake Oliver so low? There's a good answer 10/11 GEOA POWE5B77: If 'cane knocks out power, who you gonna call? Alcoa Electric 10/10 GEOA POWE5B77

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Celeb ambassadors help national parks mark 101st birthday

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Date: 9/29/2017 5:57:00 PM

D.C. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Keri Hilson visits the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Georgia later this month. The campaign kicked off in April with Jordan Fisher, who's in the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” touring Alexander

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Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 9/26/2017

Water Resources Outlook (September

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Catch & Release Fly Tourney on Chattahoochee River

thefishingwire.com

Date: 9/25/2017 11:13:00 PM

It's time for the second annual 2017 Quality Catch and Sweet Release Tournament presented by The ORVIS Company and Sweetwater Brewing Company. Last year the tournament took place in May 2016 and the winner was Ryan Johnson with an impressive 31-inch brown

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Making Memories Together: 7 Fun Birthday Trips for Kids in Atlanta

atlanta.net

Date: 9/19/2017 8:25:00 PM

Water-loving kids will be thrilled with an adventure on the Chattahoochee River. Slather on the SPF and set off down the river on a paddle board, kayak or canoe, or just rent some tubes and float on down. Check out our weekend guide to paddling for tips on

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Length: 40 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,150 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 50 feet
Lake Oliver is a 2,150-acre (8.7 km2) reservoir on the Chattahoochee River, which lies south of Goat Rock Dam (Goat Rock Lake). The lake is created by the Oliver Dam and Generating Plant, which was completed in 1959 by Georgia Power.

The lake was named for James McCoy Oliver, an executive of Georgia Power at the time. Oliver Dam has four turbine units, and the dam itself is 70 feet tall and 2,150 feet (660 m) long. At the southern end of the reservoir, Lake Oliver is relatively wide but quickly narrows and becomes almost riverine at the northern end of the lake, at the foot of the Goat Rock Dam upstream.

Public access to the lake is limited to one marina owned by the City of Columbus and one boat ramp near Goat Rock Dam on the Alabama side. Since Lake Oliver is entirely within the city limits of Columbus, Georgia, the shore is densely settled on both the Georgia and Alabama sides. Green Island Hills, an upscale development, is located on the lake at the mouth of Standing Boy Creek. Given the amount of settlement, there are many private access points to the lake.

In the summer, the lake is very crowded with recreational activity. The other three seasons usually see anglers fishing for bream. Lake Oliver also serves as the municipal water supply for Columbus.

The location of Oliver Dam is approximately at the Fall Line of the Chattahoochee River. Between Oliver Dam and the downtown Columbus, a few miles downstream, the river drops nearly 100 feet (30 m) in elevation.

Lake Oliver is the northernmost point of the Chattahoochee Riverwalk a fifteen mile long bicycle pathway that extends southward to Fort Benning.
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