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Columbus is No. 5 on ‘Best Cities for Young IT Professionals’ list

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 5/24/2017 8:34:00 PM

Atlanta comes in at No. 25, Birmingham, Ala., is No. 31 and Chattanooga, Tenn., is No. 53. “From the Chattahoochee River rapids to the Midtown historic district, there’s a lot to see, do and explore in Columbus. (And that’s before you count the city

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Choosing the right waders and boots

flylifemagazine.com

Date: 5/22/2017 12:15:00 PM

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Local groups honor those who died of AIDS with candlelight memorial

WRBL

Date: 5/21/2017 8:22:00 PM

Tonight, Colgay Pride, along with “CVBWF Rise above HIV” hosted the candlelight memorial at the Lake Oliver Marina. Organizers want to shine a light on the aids epidemic, while also promoting solidarity and breaking down barriers of negative stigmas

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Plan shows 44 miles of possible bike trails

Times-Herald

Date: 5/21/2017 1:38:00 AM

The west platform area is flatter and will have trails for beginners to intermediate riders. Those trails will provide the only views of the Chattahoochee River. The north platform area will have a backcountry feel and also be fairly forgiving, Doane said

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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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