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USA Freestyle Kayaking National Championships returning to Columbus

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 1/16/2018 12:39:00 PM

The announcement was made Tuesday by Columbus Georgia Whitewater. The event on the Chattahoochee River will again coincide with Paddle South, a celebration of the popular paddling location. The preliminary competition will be April 14 from 1 p.m. – 10 p

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Florida, Georgia water war reaches nation's highest court

Fox News

Date: 1/15/2018 9:22:00 PM

The Corps manages five dams along the Chattahoochee River under congressional direction. It abides by an operations manual that Miell says “looks at transportation, water supply, flood control and endangered species.” As a result of the Corps’ high

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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Southeast Sun

Date: 1/15/2018 9:50:00 AM

Property street address for informational purposes: 409 Lake Oliver Dr, Enterprise, AL 36330 THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EXCEPTIONS REFLECTED IN THE MORTGAGE AND THOSE CONTAINED

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Hundreds fill streets to remember legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 1/13/2018 12:22:00 PM

while more than three dozen marched with the Community of Concerned Clergy down Broad Street across the Chattahoochee River. “It is important that we come together as a community to celebrate and have this festival atmosphere to learn just a little bit

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Photos: Touring Atlanta’s Bellwood Quarry, before its transition to a public park

Curbed

Date: 1/11/2018 3:03:00 PM

In 2016, the city’s aptly named Driller Mike began a $300 million tunnel-boring mission between the Chattahoochee River and Hemphill Water Treatment Plant that links to the quarry. Meanwhile, a $26 million Phase 1 initiative is underway to make the

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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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