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WADADA LEO SMITH - BERLIN 2016

bigozine2.com

Date: 3/23/2017 8:09:00 PM

My compositions for the five Great Lakes are dedicated to Petri Haussila, who comes from the land of a thousand lakes, whereas “Lake St Clair,” or “Lake St Clair Lake Oliver Lake,” is for Oliver Lake. Thanks to Tomyoungster for sharing the show at

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First game at Braves stadium coming March 31

Reporter Newspapers

Date: 3/23/2017 6:03:00 AM

Bauman referred to “baseball-mageddon,” while Mayor Rusty Paul only half-jokingly suggested a “Braves navy” of kayaks and boats that people could use to get to the stadium via the Chattahoochee River

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Chattahoochee River Hiking & Running Trails near Atlanta

atlantatrails.com

Date: 3/19/2017 11:09:56 PM

Hike the kid-friendly Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, exploring the Chattahoochee River in a wildlife-filled, shady forest south of Atlanta. Hike the Sope Creek Trail to the ruins of a stacked-stone Civil War-era paper mill on the banks

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This week’s top stories from the Ledger-Enquirer | March 11 - March 17

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 3/17/2017 2:43:00 PM

Columbus, Georgia — we are officially open for business!” 4. Saturday Night Live skit takes jab at Chattahoochee whitewater course The Chattahoochee River whitewater course got an pop culture mention over the weekend during a Saturday Night Live skit

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Chattahoochee recreation area gets 55 acres bigger in Gwinnett

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 3/17/2017 12:42:00 PM

Thanks to the recent acquisition of a key Gwinnett County property, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is now 55 acres bigger. The Trust for Public Land and the National Park Service announced Friday the purchase of the property near Suwanee

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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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