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EPA launches federal investigation into Smyrna creek spill

WSB-TV Atlanta

Date: 8/25/2016 4:13:00 PM

Late Thursday afternoon, Diamant obtained the results of the latest downstream water samples taken Wednesday by the Chattahoochee River Keeper. They show naphthalene levels at just 16 parts per billion, well below the low 30's level EPD considers safe

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Things to Do in New Jersey, Aug. 27 Through Sept. 4

New York Times

Date: 8/25/2016 4:10:00 PM

Sept. 9 through Oct. 9. $25 to $74. McCarter Theater Center, 91 University Place. 609-258-2787; mccarter.org. SPRING LAKE “Oliver!.” Through Aug. 28. $22 to $30. The Spring Lake Community House, 300 Madison Avenue. 732-449-4530; springlaketheatre.com

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Governors work toward resolution of water war

Times-Herald

Date: 8/20/2016 3:54:00 AM

When the city of Atlanta was regularly dumping untreated sewage into the Chattahoochee River, Coweta and Newnan were foursquare against it. And we still have an interest in keeping the river clean and the flow adequate, not just because of aesthetics along

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5 ideas for getting away on Labor Day weekend

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 8/19/2016 9:21:00 AM

That’s due in large part to its 1,500 unspoiled acres (a conservancy has worked with the Trust for Public Lands and the Upper Chattahoochee River Keepers to protect the area), where a historic interpretive center tells the story of this bucolic spot

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207 Lake Oliver Dr Enterprise, AL 36330

trulia.com

Date: 8/19/2016 1:55:53 AM

This is a Single-Family Home located at 207 Lake Oliver Drive, Enterprise, AL. 207 Lake Oliver Dr has 2 baths and approximately 1,586 square feet. The property was built in 1983. The average list price for similar homes for sale is $121,610. 207 Lake

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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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