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Chattahoochee National Park educates residents on local wildlife

North Fulton

Date: 11/26/2018 10:05:00 AM

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area held its annual Autumn Owl Prowl Nov. 17, an opportunity to learn about local wildlife, see live birds of prey and visit the park at

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Flood Warning in Effect for the Chattahoochee River near Columbus

WLTZ

Date: 11/15/2018 10:01:00 AM

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Warning for the Chattahoochee River near Columbus until Saturday evening. * At 12 PM Thursday the stage was 27.7 feet…and rising. * Mi

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Bridges and work on last two sections of Riverwalk almost complete, official says

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 10/14/2018 9:00:00 PM

Twenty-six years after the Chattahoochee Riverwalk was dedicated, city officials are very close to completing the broken places along the walking and biking trail from the Lake Oliver Marina to Fort B

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Huge new Chattahoochee River community will have 3,200-foot river park

The Business Journals

Date: 10/12/2018 7:29:00 AM

A huge, newly proposed residential community on the Chattahoochee River in Duluth would feature a 3,200-foot-long park along the south bank of the river. The Chronicle has obtained new details about t

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area turns 40

North Fulton

Date: 10/8/2018 7:15:00 PM

Anniversaries are always special, and this year marks a big one for a place that’s near and dear to any Atlanta resident who enjoy the outdoors. It’s the 40th anniversary of the Chattahoochee River Na

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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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