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News 3 Neighbors: From California to Phenix City, Jake Koehler finds his way on the water

WRBL

Date: 6/26/2017 9:20:00 PM

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Chattahoochee River connects Columbus and Phenix City. Jake Koehler lives in Phenix City, but he feels right at home the closer he gets to the river. Koehler grew up in California, where he spent a lot of his time surfing. Jake

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UPDATED 9:45 A.M.: Caution to Swimmers in Eufaula or Seminole - Leeches!

rickeystokesnews.com

Date: 6/26/2017 7:55:00 AM

We are waiting on a return call from a Freshwater Biologist in Auburn, AL at this time and will update this article with the information he provides us. Enjoy your swim! UPDATED: 9:45 A.M. We spoke with a Marine Biologist who informed us that the increased

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Local programs offers therapy to wounded warriors

CBS Atlanta

Date: 6/25/2017 8:24:00 PM

CBS46 went to Lake Harding on the Chattahoochee River in Harris County to watch it in action. Copyright 2017 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The injured officer was taken to the hospital and has since been released. He is described as

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Johns Creek purchases 58 acres along Chattahoochee River for parks

Gwinnett Daily Post

Date: 6/24/2017 9:04:00 AM

Johns Creek purchased 58 acres along the Chattahoochee River and adjacent to the proposed Cauley Creek park last week to add to the city’s existing park and recreation land. The Johns Creek City Council approved the purchase of the property, known as

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Hollis Callaway is thirsty for success as spring water entrepreneur

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 6/24/2017 1:06:00 AM

The market for now is between Atlanta and Columbus, both of those cities the playground of the water-loving Callaway who enjoys kayaking the Chattahoochee River and the local whitewater course. The great-grandson of Cason and Virginia Hand Callaway

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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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