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Sweeping the Hooch, one trashbagful at a time

Mother Nature Network

Date: 4/25/2018 1:56:00 PM

Armed with trash bags and grabber tools, a team of volunteers from Georgia Aquarium set out on a rainy Saturday to remove trash from local spots within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The effort was part of Sweep the Hooch day

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Local National Park sites receive National Park Foundation Grant

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 4/23/2018 10:34:00 AM

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park have jointly received a National Park Foundation grant to strengthen their volunteer programs at each park, respectively. At Chattahoochee River NRA

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Bill Ballou's baseball notes: Winning 100 would add to Red Sox accomplishments

Telegram

Date: 4/21/2018 6:32:00 PM

The Red Sox have crossed many things off their to-do list since John Henry and friends bought the team in 2002. Beating the Yankees in the historic 2004 ALCS comeback, winning three World Series, winning back-to-back division titles, selling out 820

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Memorial service held for CDC researcher Timothy Cunningham

CBS Atlanta

Date: 4/21/2018 5:18:00 AM

A memorial service was held Saturday morning for Timothy Cunningham, the CDC researcher whose body was found in the Chattahoochee River on April 4. Cunningham had been missing for several weeks before his body was found. He left work sick on February 12

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Roswell officially opens new destination with East Alley Pathway

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 4/19/2018 11:36:00 AM

"The historic district and Chattahoochee River are two of the defining characteristics of Roswell. This project is an amazing addition to our historic district and it helps the Chattahoochee River at the same time. I hope you will agree when you look

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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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