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Murphy Names Sheila Oliver Running Mate; Guadagno Said to Eye Carlos Rendo

NBC 4 New York

Date: 7/26/2017 11:40:00 AM

Phil Murphy on Wednesday named Sheila Oliver, the former speaker of New Jersey's Assembly, as his running mate for this fall's gubernatorial election. Murphy, the Democratic nominee for governor, has never held elected office. But in Oliver he gets a long

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‘Heaven on Earth:’ Helen has a new hotel offering in Valhalla Resort

Gainesville Times

Date: 7/23/2017 12:38:00 AM

Also popular is tubing down the Chattahoochee River, which winds through Helen. Murdock was inspired by the legendary Valhalla restaurant in Sausalito, Calif., near San Francisco. The owner “had all these gorgeous women walking around in gowns serving

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The five most dangerous creatures in the Chattahoochee River

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 7/22/2017 12:54:00 AM

The Chattahoochee River — a place for friends, fun, paddling and summer sun. But what mysterious creatures lurk beneath the murky water? What denizens of the deep await, ready to strike the unsuspecting paddleboarder when they least expect it? How can we

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Grand Rapids Whitewater hires CEO with river restoration experience

MLive

Date: 7/21/2017 2:24:00 PM

"The Chattahoochee river restoration project has several similarities to the Grand River Project and they are seeing the significant environmental, economic, and social benefits of a restored urban waterway," said Muller, who has served as a volunteer co

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Kayak classes offer 'cool' way to see Georgia

fox5atlanta.com

Date: 7/20/2017 5:14:00 PM

Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning with John Miller and some of his fellow kayakers, getting a lesson in paddling on the Chattahoochee River

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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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