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Water Resources Outlook (December 2019)

NWS

Date: 12/19/2019

Water Resources Outlook (December

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Fresh blow for Jamie Oliver as archaeologists object to Grade I-listed £6million country home revamp

Mail Online

Date: 12/18/2019 9:34:00 AM

Jamie Oliver's revamp of his £6million Tudor mansion risks being derailed by archaeologists who are trying block the construction on the history-rich site. Still bruised from the collapse of his

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Swindon flood defence pond overflows and causes flooding

BBC

Date: 12/16/2019 9:58:00 AM

Pavements and a park have been left flooded during work to install new drainage. The work, at Merton Fields in Swindon, was for an attenuation pond to divert water during heavy rainfall. However, it

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Got $1 million in the bank? Take a look at these Columbus-area dream mansions for sale

Ledger-Enquirer on MSN.com

Date: 11/13/2019 11:53:34 AM

This 20-acre gated estate has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms a saltwater pool and a spa and overlooks a lake. This six bedroom, eight bath home is located in Green Island on Lake Oliver. Amenities of

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Water Resources Outlook (November 2019)

NWS

Date: 11/13/2019

Water Resources Outlook (November

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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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