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USACE Flood Risk Statement for Lake Allatoona

The USACE Lake Allatoona Dam ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the USACE Lisa Parker released a flood risk statement, due to the potential for flooding from recent rains.

Safe Boating Week on Lake Allatoona

Be safe on Lake Allatoona! ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Safe Boating Week — May 16–22, 2015 — was officially declared by Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal, in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week. Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Rangers, along with other state and local agencies, will buckle on their life jackets, get out on the water and work all summer to keep the public safe. Rangers always wear […]

The 2015 Atlanta Boat Show Sails Through Sunday January 18th

2015 Atlanta Boat Show

The 2015 Atlanta Boat Show — Georgia’s premier boat exposition — is celebrating its 52nd year as the best place to see and buy boats, gear and accessories.  If it’s for boating, you’ll find it at the Atlanta Boat Show! Hundreds of new boats will be on display including: powerboats center consoles ski boats and personal […]

Georgia Gov. Deal Sues Army Corps Over Lake Allatoona Water

The USACE Lake Allatoona Dam ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

On November 7, 2014, Georgia’s Governor Deal announced that the state of Georgia, the Atlanta Regional Commission and Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority filed lawsuits against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for failure to address long-standing water supply requests in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin. The suits were filed in the U.S. District Court […]

DNR Recap of Labor Day Incidents

DNR Law Enforcement Division ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division Rangers released a recap of Labor Day incidents that took place over the busy Labor Day weekend. Rangers responded to boating incidents and drownings on waterways across the state.  They will be shifting their focus to the thousands of hunters who will be entering the woods this hunting season. Labor Day typically marks […]

Five Injured in BUI Boat Crash on Lake Allatoona

Rangers patrol Lake Allatoona for our safety. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Five people were injured in a boat crash on Lake Allatoona following the fireworks at Allatoona Yacht Club on Saturday, July 5, 2014, according to Public Affairs Officer Mark McKinnon with the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division in his final Fourth of July Weekend Boating Incident report for 2014. The last time Independence Day […]

New Boating Laws Take Effect in Georgia

DNR Rangers on patrol at Lake Allatoona. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

As of July 1, 2014, new boating laws take effect in Georgia regarding mandatory boater education for young people. As of May 15, 2013, legislation required all boats to have personal flotation devices (PFD) for each person on board. Making young people under 13 years old wear a everyone under the age of 13 must wear a U. […]

Georgia’s Boating Laws Change July 1, 2014

DNR Rangers on patrol at Lake Allatoona. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Tough new boating laws take effect in Georgia on Tuesday, July 1st 2014 For example:  All motorized vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1998, must complete a boater education course to legally operate a boat on state waters in Georgia. “In an effort to provide a mechanism for ensuring that Georgia boaters are […]