The water flowing from Lake Allatoona offers many benefits. Formerly flooded parks are reopening, hydro-electric generation is humming away and the lake is approaching full summer pool.
The Lake Allatoona Visitor Center has interesting displays about the construction of the lake and history of the surrounding area. Have a picnic, after a short walk to the Allatoona Dam Overlook.
Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the USACE Lisa Parker released a flood risk statement, due to the potential for flooding from recent rains.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) office at Lake Allatoona has had its share of troubles recently. A fire broke out in the powerhouse at Lake Allatoona Dam on Monday, May 19, 2014. Thankfully, no one was injured and the dam can still release water using the spillways, not through the generators, as usual. […]