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Oliver appointed commander of State Police Troop B

The Post-Star

Date: 6/3/2020 11:00:00 AM

New York State Police Maj. Ruben Anthony Oliver, of Indian Lake, has been appointed as the 27th commander of Troop B

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Need a getaway? 9 popular Airbnb listings in Alabama

al.com

Date: 6/2/2020 2:32:00 PM

Whether you are looking for a beach condo or cabin to practice social distancing, the great state of Alabama has got you

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Boaters practice social distancing and safety during Memorial Day holiday

WTVM

Date: 5/25/2020 6:33:00 PM

At Lake Oliver Marina, families could be seen practicing social distancing on their boats while they soaked up sun

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Boaters practice social distancing and safety during Memorial Day holiday

MSN

Date: 5/25/2020 3:13:00 PM

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - At Lake Oliver Marina, families could be seen practicing social distancing on their boats while they soaked up sun. The marina opened last Monday after being closed for

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What to know about Memorial Day ceremonies, closures in Columbus area

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 5/22/2020 12:13:00 PM

Places near the water that will be open include Lake Oliver Marina, 5501 River Road, and Robin Lake Beach inside of Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain. Due to COVID-19, many of the usual Memorial

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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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