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Clean-up of Proctor Creek an Earth Day priority for EPA

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 4/16/2014 9:02:00 PM

The Proctor Creek watershed, part of the larger Chattahoochee River watershed, is 16 square miles with a population of 127,418. Decades of neglect have resulted in numerous environmental challenges —from tire dumping and brownfields to impaired water

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Chattahoochee River Center holds Earth Day celebration April 19

Northfulton.Com

Date: 4/15/2014 10:35:00 AM

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day by joining National Park Service naturalist Jerry Hightower from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, for a campfire, guided night hikes and a beautiful spring evening under the stars. Naturalist

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Basin group moves forward on water plan

Gainesville Times

Date: 4/14/2014 9:33:00 PM

Much of the debate has focused on Lake Lanier, which, as part of the Chattahoochee basin, serves as the main drinking water source for metro Atlanta. The latest legal action was a suit filed Oct. 1 in the U.S. Supreme Court by Florida, alleging increased

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A few volunteers get wet at the Sweep the Hooch event Saturday

Times-Herald

Date: 4/13/2014 12:48:00 AM

Pamela Williford and her daughter Madison are brought ashore by Coweta County firefighters after their kayak overturned on the Chattahoochee River during this morning's Sweep the Hooch event. Firefighters rescued Pamela and Madison from a tree on the river

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Sweep the Hooch 2014

Gwinnett Daily Post

Date: 4/12/2014 1:00:00 AM

The Chattahooche Riverkeeper with Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the National Park service will host the forth annual Chattahoochee River spring cleaning event on April 12 at multiple sites around the Chattachooche River National

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Surface Area: 5,860 Acres
• Shoreline: 156 Miles
• Length: 13 Miles
• Volume: 181,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 4,240 Square 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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