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Chattahoochee park system volunteers help curtail shutdown effects

North Fulton

Date: 2/12/2019 2:00:00 PM

But while the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area fared better than most, it did not go unscathed. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a national park system spanning 48 miles

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AAF Standouts Who Deserve Another NFL Look (And Maybe In Pittsburgh)

Steelers Depot

Date: 2/12/2019 5:30:00 AM

Branden Oliver/Salt Lake – Oliver had mild success with San Diego/Los Angeles before falling out of the league last year, cut by the Colts in camp. But I’ve always liked his game and versatility

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Arizona Hotshots off to hot start in new Alliance of American Football

Havasu News

Date: 2/10/2019 10:50:00 PM

The Hotshots play their first road came next week, traveling to Memphis on Saturday. RUSHING—Salt Lake, Oliver 8-40, Bouagnon 16-39, Woodrum 1-5, Asiata 4-4. Arizona, Pressley 18-64, Stockton 7-46, Wo

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Water Resources Outlook (February 2019)

Todd Hamill

Date: 2/7/2019

Water Resources Outlook (February

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During Shutdown, Volunteers Help Keep Chattahoochee Recreation Area Clean

WABE

Date: 1/24/2019 12:27:00 PM

The trails in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area have stayed open during the partial government shutdown, but most of the 35 people who work at the metro Atlanta park are furloughed. Tha

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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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