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Casino gambling referendum, eliminating Marshal’s Office top Columbus legislative agenda

WRBL

Date: 10/24/2019 12:36:00 PM

The city’s wish list includes: — Legislation that would alter the Erosion and Sedimentation Act of 1975. City officials say changes would better protect reservoirs like Lake Oliver, which provides

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Want to get into biking? Here's how you can hit the trails in Columbus, Georgia

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Ga.) on MSN.com

Date: 10/14/2019 11:33:49 AM

There are many mountain biking areas, too, from north Columbus to Harris County. Saunders said Flat Rock Park, also on Warm Springs Road, and the new trails at Standing Boy Creek, on Old River Road

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Want to get into biking? Here’s how you can hit the trails in Columbus, Georgia

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 10/13/2019 3:00:00 AM

There are many mountain biking areas, too, from north Columbus to Harris County. Saunders said Flat Rock Park, also on Warm Springs Road, and the new trails at Standing Boy Creek, on Old River Road

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Water Resources Outlook (September 2019)

NWS

Date: 9/19/2019

Water Resources Outlook (September

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H.S. ROUNDUP: Shutout win for Rockland boys soccer

The Enterprise

Date: 9/6/2019 9:16:00 PM

Vitor Santos and Carter Burke each scored twice Friday to lead the Rockland High boys soccer team to a 5-0 road win over Randolph. Yggor Batista added a goal for the Bulldogs (2-0), and goalkeeper

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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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