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Touring Alabama in 1820, 1821 – Part II Letters written home by Adam Hodgson

alabamapioneers.com

Date: 8/12/2017 9:08:00 AM

Chattahoochee River divides Alabama from Georgia Of our very interesting route from this place through the Indian nation to the white settlements in Alabama, I have sent you a long account in other letters. I forgot, however, to mention, that our host at

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Why the Chattahoochee River is a trout fisher’s dream

Atlanta Magazine

Date: 8/10/2017 11:30:00 AM

The Chattahoochee River was here long before the city, but sometimes people forget about it. The waterway is one of three trout rivers in the world that runs through a metro area of a million or more people. And then there are the fish. This is considered

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Georgia gets allies in water wars legal fight

Gainesville Times

Date: 8/9/2017 7:44:00 PM

A deluge of counties and cities on Monday joined in the war for water among Georgia and Florida that centers on Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River basin. Gainesville joined with the Atlanta Regional Commission, Forsyth, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Fulton

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18 top places to stay within driving distance of Atlanta

Curbed

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

Housed in a restored cotton mill, the Columbus Marriott sits at the edge of Columbus’ historic residential district and within walking distance of the city’s Uptown dining, entertainment, and touring district along the Chattahoochee River. The hotel

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Army Corps Gives Input in Florida-Georgia Water War

Sunshine State News

Date: 8/8/2017 6:26:00 PM

The Corps agreed this year to provide 621 million gallons per day to Georgia cities from the Lake Lanier reservoir near Atlanta. Florida opposed that decision, and environmental groups and the state of Alabama are challenging the decision in separate lawsuits

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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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