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Giant bass statue dedicated in Eufaula

AL.com

Date: 2/4/2018 12:11:00 AM

Lake Eufaula is a 45,181-acre reservoir located on the Chattahoochee River along the border of southwest Georgia and southeast Alabama. The reservoir is formed by Walter F. George Dam and is known for its great fishing for largemouth bass, crappie

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Oliver E. Bruce

The Daily News Local News

Date: 2/1/2018 4:00:00 PM

CRYSTAL FALLS — Oliver E. Bruce, 95, of Crystal Falls, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. He was born July 30, 1922, in Ramsay, son of the late John and Lempi (Hill) Hakkinen. Oliver’s mother

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Piece of history lost after Jones Bridge collapses into Chattahoochee River

Gwinnett Daily Post

Date: 1/26/2018 8:01:00 PM

A lot has happened in the world since Jones Bridge was erected as a way to get people and goods across the Chattahoochee River in about 1904. There have been 20 presidents of the United States during the bridge’s lifetime. Two world wars were fought

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Money magazine names a place in Cobb the best place to live in Georgia

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 1/25/2018 8:00:00 PM

READ | 3 Cobb cities named among the safest in Georgia — Do you live in one? The magazine describes the community like this: “Sitting along the Chattahoochee River northwest of Atlanta, this spot pairs antebellum heritage with modern opportunity

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‘The wave here is ridiculously fun.’ Freestyle kayaking championship to return for 2018

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 1/22/2018 10:04:00 AM

“The Chattahoochee River through Columbus is uniquely good whitewater because it has a lot of flow. Even at the base flow, there's more than 1000 cubic feet per second coming down the river, and at the levels we ran the competition, there were something

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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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