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Southern Worthersee 2014 - Helen, GA

Super Street

Date: 10/27/2014 10:58:00 AM

The scenery is simply amazing—all the buildings look like they’re straight out of Austria, the town is alongside the Chattahoochee River and you’re minutes away from scenic mountain views. (Note: Southern Wörthersee is modeled from the Worthersee

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Shrader: Giving the wave-around to the Straight Talk Express

Kinston Free Press

Date: 10/23/2014 10:18:00 PM

is the home of West Point Lake, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. LaGrange is situated between Atlanta and Florida on the Chattahoochee River, literally in the middle of the 20-years-long “water wars” between Georgia, Florida and Alabama

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Georgia Water Coalition names Chattahoochee River to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

9 WTVM

Date: 10/23/2014 12:58:00 PM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Chattahoochee River is joining a list that reflects poorly on its waters. The Georgia Water Coalition named the state's worst rivers in their 2014 Georgia's Dirty Dozen list, highlighting the state's worst and problematic waterways

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Report: Stormwater runoff from industrial sites endangers entire Chattahoochee River basin

Saporta Report

Date: 10/23/2014 12:28:00 PM

The entire basin of the Chattahoochee River is threatened by stormwater runoff that carries hazardous materials from industrial sites into the water system, a new report shows. This situation prompted the Georgia Water Coalition to include the

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Troy University hosts water resource management conference

WSFA 12

Date: 10/22/2014 10:03:00 PM

Leaders from Columbus and Phenix City were recognized at the conference for the Riverwalks on both sides of the Chattahoochee River and also the success of the whitewater rafting project

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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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