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Candidates up for election debate at Troup Co. forum

WSMV

Date: 10/21/2014 3:38:00 PM

They debated education, health care, the use of water from West Point Lake and the state budget. "Troup County is a very important county in the state. We are very business oriented, growth oriented, tourism oriented so all of these things are very

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Filmmakers screening movie about water fight

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 10/20/2014 12:42:00 AM

The award-winning documentary was made by brothers David and Michael Hanson. The two paddled the Chattahoochee River from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico meeting people and listening to their perspectives. All along their 542-mile journey

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West Ga. parks cultivated for wildlife viewing

Associated Press

Date: 10/19/2014 6:47:00 AM

McIntosh Reserve is a 527-acre park, located in the southernmost end of the county, on the Chattahoochee River. The park is open year round, except on holidays, providing camping, horseback riding, picnicking and hiking. Access is by a county maintained

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Chattahoochee River Line Civil War lecture is Nov. 5

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 10/19/2014 1:09:00 AM

The Powder Springs Library, 4181 Atlanta St. in Powder Springs, will have the “Chattahoochee River Line 150th Anniversary Lecture” with Mike Shaffer from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 5. Shaffer will share insights on Brig. Gen. Francis Shoup, the River Line

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How much do you know about Lake Lanier, local history?

Gainesville Times

Date: 10/19/2014 12:38:00 AM

Time for another little local history trivia quiz. Answers follow: 1. When did serious consideration for damming the Chattahoochee River at Buford begin? 2. Besides flood control, electric power generation, recreation and water supply, what other purposes

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Surface Area: 25,864 Acres
• Shoreline: 525 Miles
• Volume: 604,527 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 3,440 Square Miles
Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields, West Point Lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake's 500 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities.
The construction of West Point Dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962. Congress authorized the project for flood control, hydroelectric power, navigation, fish and wildlife development and general recreation.

West Point Dam controls flooding of the river by managing seasonal variations in water flow. The project provides water storage for navigation on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waterway, running 260 river miles from Apalachicola, Florida to Columbus, Georgia. The powerhouse's three generators produce enough power yearly to serve 24,000 homes.
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