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Georgia Power contract worker drowns at Lake Oliver Dam


Date: 10/27/2020 3:44:00 PM

UPDATE 10:55 p.m. – Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan has released the name of the Georgia Power contract worker who drown Tuesday afternoon at Lake Oliver Dam. Bryan says Alex Paxton, a scuba diver

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Lake Tahoe climate change plan to be revealed in 2009

Tahoe Daily

Date: 10/22/2020 9:19:29 PM

“Nevertheless, the threats of less overall rain, which will definitely impact the rest of the world much harder, might end up having a positive impact on the lake,” Oliver said. “Less rain

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Marla Bay algae could reflect an increased impact on South Shore

Tahoe Daily

Date: 10/20/2020 3:12:30 PM

Nobody knows for sure what has caused Marla Bay to sprout green algae, but experts agree the slimy stuff is an unwelcome intruder. The algae, from the genus Zygnema, has been found in the bay’s

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TRPA fines building site $10,000

Tahoe Daily

Date: 10/15/2020 10:11:30 PM

“Implementing temporary (Best Management Practices) on the sites is very important in the overall effort to protect the lake,” Oliver said. “It is our first line of defense against any

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The Haunting Of Bly Manor: Ending explained as spooky series reaches heartbreaking conclusion


Date: 10/11/2020 3:48:00 AM

The Haunting Of Bly Manor has glued viewers to their sofa this weekend, either out of fear or just purely being gripped by the twisted tale of life in rural England. A gothic horror based on The Turn

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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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