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Johns Creek purchases 58 acres along Chattahoochee River for parks

Gwinnett Daily Post

Date: 6/24/2017 9:04:00 AM

Johns Creek purchased 58 acres along the Chattahoochee River and adjacent to the proposed Cauley Creek park last week to add to the city’s existing park and recreation land. The Johns Creek City Council approved the purchase of the property, known as

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Hollis Callaway is thirsty for success as spring water entrepreneur

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 6/24/2017 1:06:00 AM

The market for now is between Atlanta and Columbus, both of those cities the playground of the water-loving Callaway who enjoys kayaking the Chattahoochee River and the local whitewater course. The great-grandson of Cason and Virginia Hand Callaway

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Phenix City Utilities Director defends contamination allegations, 'The water is clean'

WSFA 12

Date: 6/23/2017 6:08:00 PM

PHENIX CTIY, AL (WTVM) - The Director of Phenix City Utilities is firing back at reports that the local Waste Water Treatment Plant is dumping harmful chemicals and waste into the Chattahoochee River. The Director, Steve Smith is hoping to counteract these

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Access national parks with pass

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 6/19/2017 9:03:00 PM

The effective date of the price change is unclear. You can purchase the lifetime Senior Passes around Atlanta at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area office (1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs) and at Kennesaw Mountain (900 Kennesaw

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A Whitewater Adventure

WLTZ 38 News

Date: 6/19/2017 4:09:00 PM

At Whitewater Express two adventures they offer are zip lining and whitewater rafting. Both of these activities are fun for the family. Right now, they are offering a season pass where you can get unlimited visits to the Chattahoochee River for the next year

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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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