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USACE Flood Risk Statement for Lake Allatoona

Cartersville is the best dam town in Bartow County. ~~ 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.

Georgia Gov. Deal Sues Army Corps Over Lake Allatoona Water

Cartersville is the best dam town in Bartow County. ~~ 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 […]

Gov. Deal Defends GA in Water Wars

Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal

  Georgia’s defender in the Water Wars with lesser states, Governor Nathan Deal, responded on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, to a statement by Florida’s Governor Rick Scott saying Florida will sue Georgia in the U.S. Supreme Court over water use. Gov. Nathan Deal, a prudent and wise man, called the move a frivolous waste of time and money […]

Florida Breaks Truce in Water Wars

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  In a move that might be calculated to draw attention away from the portions of Florida that are sinking into the ground like a version of Whac-A-Mole played with real estate, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott fired another round in the Water Wars. On Tuesday, August 13, 2013, Florida — best known as the bastion of […]

No Drownings on Allatoona Memorial Day Weekend


  The official Memorial Day holiday weekend statistics for incidents in Georgia have been released by Melissa Cummings of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division. These figures include information for the entire weekend,  Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 2013. The winner of the most odd police report was the damage incurred by a […]

National Safe Boating Week on Lake Allatoona

DNR Ranger First Class Mark Stephens (left) and Corporal Jason Roberson -- 2012 DNR Ranger of the Year ~~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

  This is National Safe Boating Week. From now until May 24, 2013, governmental, local and national groups will inform the public about ways to stay safe on America’s waterways. You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to figure out the most effective way to stay safe while boating: wear a flotation device. Statistics from […]

Update: Lake Allatoona is Open for Business

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The future for Lake Allatoona is sunny and bright. One of the chilliest spring seasons on record in many areas and rainfall that caused flooding, damage and many closures seem to be over.  For now. According to the US Army Corps of Engineers, the lake (as of 5-15-2013) is about 4.5 feet above full pool. The […]

Water War Battles Continue


New skirmishes in the water wars between Alabama, Florida and the great state of Georgia are being reported by Ray Henry of The Associated Press. The federal government is involved.  Again. A draft of the 2013 Water Resources Development Act could undermine the court decision that allows Georgians to use Lake Allatoona, for example, as a […]

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (5-9-13)

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Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Guide Report is provided by First Bite Guide Service of Lake Allatoona.  When you’re ready to catch stripers and hybrids, contact Robert at 770-827-6282 or by e-mail: [email protected]. Lines-side fishing is Good!! The lake is about eight feet above full pool and there is debris floating everywhere.  So if you’re […]

Allatoona’s Dam Sight

The floodgates of fun are open at Lake Allatoona!

The US Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) has opened the spillway gates on the dam at Allatoona Lake.  Temporarily. What a sight! ACE says the best views are from the Allatoona Lake Project Management Office or at Coopers Furnace Day Use Park. Heavy rains have flooded Allatoona’s shores and caused many campsites to be closed. Things should […]