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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Lake Lanier Association warns lake ‘under pressure from numerous directions’

Gwinnett Daily Post

Date: 2/21/2017 7:54:00 PM

Georgia has been warring with Alabama and Florida for decades over rights to water in the Chattahoochee River, along with lakes, such as as Lanier, that feed it. “Lake Lanier is under pressure from numerous directions, not the least of which is the

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DNR to present plans for Standing Boy Creek Park at upcoming meeting

11WTOC

Date: 2/21/2017 7:46:00 PM

Public input was gathered last summer for the future 1,580-acre state park on Lake Oliver, which is part of the Chattahoochee River. The master plan includes cottages, RV and tent camping, lakeview platform campsites, hiking and biking trails, disc golf

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The Best Date Night Destinations in 10 of the Most Romantic Cities in America

spoonuniversity.com

Date: 2/21/2017 9:05:00 AM

But if you need extra convincing, the restaurant is right on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Just imagine how gorgeous that view is all lit up at night, as you sit across from that special someone. I'm swooning already. If there's a restaurant that

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Meeting on Standing Boy Creek State Park on Thursday

WRBL

Date: 2/20/2017 2:47:00 PM

State officials are looking into transitioning Standing Boy Creek on Lake Oliver into a state park. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will present the master plan for Standing Boy Creek State Park at a meeting Thursday, February 23 at 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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