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Enviro Groups Sue Army Corps Over Water Plan For Fla., Ga.

Law 360

Date: 4/27/2017 2:16:00 PM

The National Wildlife Federation, the Florida Wildlife Federation and Apalachicola Bay and River Keeper Inc. said the Corps, which operates five dams on the Chattahoochee River, didn’t prepare an adequate environmental impact statement when updating its

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River keepers need funds to keep lake, river clean

La Grange Daily News

Date: 4/27/2017 10:22:00 AM

The group got started 22 years ago when an Atlanta group took measures to make cities take action to prevent raw sewage from overflowing into the Chattahoochee River the way it did during the ‘80s and ‘90s. Because of the group’s action, the city of

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H.S. BOYS LACROSSE: Colin Bourne leads OA past Silver Lake

easton.wickedlocal.com

Date: 4/24/2017 1:23:00 PM

Oliver Ames won their last three games, bringing the teams record to 4-4 as of April 21. The Tigers beat Silver Lake, 9-6, April 19 and Bellingham, 15-2, on April 21. Sophomore attacker Colin Bourne scored three goals and had three assists, during the

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Neal Dunn Working to Appeal Water War Ruling

mypanhandle.com

Date: 4/20/2017 7:15:00 PM

That decreases the flow of water down the Chattahoochee river, which flows into the Apalachicola river. Experts blame the water shortage for killing Franklin County's oyster industry. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on the issue soon

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Georgia Attorney General visits Columbus

WRBL

Date: 4/20/2017 5:44:00 PM

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Thursday Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr was in town speaking at the Chattahoochee River Club. The Attorney General spoke inside a room full of attorneys and other members of the bar. Carr addressed everything from the water wars to

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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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