Lake Harding

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


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519.32 FEET
8/29/2016
Full Pool: 521.0
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EPA launches federal investigation into Smyrna creek spill

WSB-TV Atlanta

Date: 8/25/2016 4:13:00 PM

Late Thursday afternoon, Diamant obtained the results of the latest downstream water samples taken Wednesday by the Chattahoochee River Keeper. They show naphthalene levels at just 16 parts per billion, well below the low 30's level EPD considers safe

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Governors work toward resolution of water war

Times-Herald

Date: 8/20/2016 3:54:00 AM

When the city of Atlanta was regularly dumping untreated sewage into the Chattahoochee River, Coweta and Newnan were foursquare against it. And we still have an interest in keeping the river clean and the flow adequate, not just because of aesthetics along

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5 ideas for getting away on Labor Day weekend

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 8/19/2016 9:21:00 AM

That’s due in large part to its 1,500 unspoiled acres (a conservancy has worked with the Trust for Public Lands and the Upper Chattahoochee River Keepers to protect the area), where a historic interpretive center tells the story of this bucolic spot

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Movie now being shot in Harris County, with film industry ramping up in Columbus area

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 8/18/2016 3:29:00 PM

Closer to modern history was the detailed shooting of a sports car chase and ensuing crash into the Chattahoochee River from the 13th Street bridge in 2013. That potential cult classic was “Need for Speed.” Yet the best may lie ahead, with local movie

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Whitewater Express, Uptown Whitewater approach 100,000-rafter mark

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 8/16/2016 10:50:00 PM

During the fourth season of white water rafting on the Chattahoochee River, outfitter Whitewater Express is closing in on its 100,000 rafter. And Whitewater Express and Uptown Whitewater Management LLC, the non-profit entity that manages the 2.5-mile urban

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Length: 156 Miles
• Surface Area: 5,860 Acres
• Volume: 181,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 4,240 Square Miles
• Length: 13 Miles
Lake Harding, Ga | Lake Harding, Al., also known as Bartlett's Ferry Lake, is a 5,850-acre reservoir on the Chattahoochee River and is formed by Bartlett's Ferry Dam. Lake Harding is just north of Columbus, Ga. and east of Auburn, Al.

Rev. Simpson Wilson Bartley operated a ferry known as Bartley's Ferry on the Chattahoochee River and in 1926, Bartley's Ferry Dam (misspelled Bartlett) was built. The lake is located in Harris County, Georgia with some portions of the lake going into Alabama. Lake Harding is a deep lake with a depth of over 100 feet at the dam itself.

The lake was originally designed by the Columbus Power Company to generate hydroelectric power. The dam and lake were bought by Georgia Power in 1930. Lake Harding has become a popular recreational area with local residents, many of whom have built lake homes along the well-developed shoreline. A major tributary of the lake is Halawakee Creek.

Lake Harding features several islands. One of the most notable is Huston's Island which contains the ruins of an old lake house. Lake Harding is also the practice site of the Auburn University Club Rowing Team. The team can frequently be seen practicing early morning on weekdays.
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