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Don't approach the black bears

Times-Herald

Date: 1/12/2017 9:12:00 PM

I had assumed I would go exercise in the gym where we were staying, but it didn’t open until 9 am. The Chattahoochee River was about 100 yards from the front door. It would have been nice to walk down to the river and watch the world come alive

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Columbus, Georgia, An All-American Adventure

Chattanoogan

Date: 1/12/2017 5:53:00 AM

Its history collection galleries tell the 10,000-year history of Columbus and the surrounding area, particularly focusing on the impact of the Chattahoochee River. Dive into the earliest colonization, remember the Trail of Tears, learn about the area's

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Watch diver rescue gadgets from their watery grave

CNet

Date: 1/9/2017 2:17:00 PM

Jake's highlights from the past year include discovering three sunken GoPro cameras, an iPhone, a gun and multiple knives, all found in the Chattahoochee River in Georgia. He doesn't just collect those items. He tries to return the lost gadgets

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Island Ford Lodge listed in National Register of Historic Places

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 1/9/2017 10:19:00 AM

The Island Ford Lodge, located within the Chattahoochee River area in Sandy Springs, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Island Ford Lodge was listed in the National Register at the state level of significance for its architecture

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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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