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Neal Dunn Working to Appeal Water War Ruling

mypanhandle.com

Date: 4/20/2017 7:15:00 PM

That decreases the flow of water down the Chattahoochee river, which flows into the Apalachicola river. Experts blame the water shortage for killing Franklin County's oyster industry. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on the issue soon

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Georgia Attorney General visits Columbus

WRBL

Date: 4/20/2017 5:44:00 PM

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Thursday Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr was in town speaking at the Chattahoochee River Club. The Attorney General spoke inside a room full of attorneys and other members of the bar. Carr addressed everything from the water wars to

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Chattahoochee park visits, spending down but still big

Reporter Newspapers

Date: 4/20/2017 4:21:00 PM

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area’s estimated visits and economic impact declined more than 10 percent last year, but the park is still a major contributor to the local economy, according to an annual federal report. The park system drew

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‘It was awesome to win on my home wave’: Smiths Station teen wins kayaking title

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 4/18/2017 2:25:00 PM

The event was held on the Chattahoochee River at the Whitewater Good Wave in front of RiverWalk Island. “It was awesome to win on my home wave,” Mason said. “I train down here all the time.” There were eight kayakers in his category and three were

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‘Anything is possible’: Wheelchair-bound friends zip line across Chattahoochee

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 4/17/2017 7:12:00 PM

After retiring in 2013 from 22 years as a human resources manager with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, she has starred in the “Rollin with Kristine” wheelchair travel show on YouTube, including whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee River

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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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