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Georgia Ensemble & Nature Center to Present ALMOST HEAVEN This Summer

Broadway World

Date: 5/23/2016 2:18:00 PM

The production was brought back in a concert format last summer in a special partnership with the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a highly successful run outdoors along the beauty of the Chattahoochee River. Under the direction of GET Artistic Director

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Georgia Power promotes water safety during National Safe Boating Week

Yahoo Finance

Date: 5/23/2016 1:43:00 PM

Facebook communities include: Facebook.com/NorthGeorgiaLakes (Lakes Burton, Seed, Rabun, Tugalo, Yonah and Tallulah Falls) Facebook.com/WestGeorgiaLakes (Lakes Harding, Lake Oliver, Worth, Goat Rock Lake, North Highlands) Facebook.com

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One Tank Wandering: Take a hike!

La Grange Daily News

Date: 5/22/2016 2:41:00 PM

A grass- and moss-lined sandy trail winds along the banks of the Chattahoochee River at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. The nonprofit organization Leave No Trace offers simple guidelines for protecting our natural resources while enjoying them through

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River Canoe Trips

Access Atlanta

Date: 5/21/2016 10:14:00 AM

The Chattahoochee River is calling! Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 1/2 hour paddle down the 'Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides lead the way on the river to see the sights and sounds of spring time

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13-Year-Old Catches Florida-record Flathead Catfish – 63.80 Pounds – on Chattahoochee River

fishology.blogs.theledger.com

Date: 5/19/2016 6:05:00 PM

A 13-year-old Alabama fisherman smashed the Florida state record for flathead catfish on Sunday with a 63.80-pounder. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Charles Patchen landed the 4-foot-long cat on the Chattahoochee River in

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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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