Lake Harding


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Drought Watch: Severity Levels Worsen in Western Big Bend


Date: 11/23/2016 2:47:00 PM

Locations along the Chattahoochee River and the tri-state junction are now included in the second-worst drought classification, Extreme. Agricultural preparations for the winter have been disrupted by the worsening drought in many parts of southwest and

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Big plans in works for zip line that crosses the Chattahoochee River


Date: 11/22/2016 3:31:00 PM

A major expansion is planned for the Blue Heron zip line that crosses the Chattahoochee River, Whitewater Express owner Dan Gilbert confirmed this week. The expansion will bring a zip line back across the Chattahoochee from Phenix City to Columbus and

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Physical Map of Georgia

Date: 11/22/2016 5:57:00 AM

The region features some of the tallest mountains and beautiful valleys in Georgia. The headwaters of the Chattahoochee River (Georgia's longest at 436 miles) lie in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Other major rivers in the state are: the Altamaha River

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Construction work to begin at water reclamation center

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 11/21/2016 10:28:00 AM

Mining work also has begun on the 10-feet diameter, five-mile tunnel that connects the raw water intake on the Chattahoochee River to the Hemphill Water Treatment Plant and former Bellwood Quarry. The WSP’s benefits include the increase of Atlanta’s

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This Georgia drought bears the mark of fire

Date: 11/18/2016 9:34:00 PM

Georgia and Florida are waging legal battle in a Maine courtroom over an equitable sharing of the Chattahoochee River — metro Atlanta’s municipal and economic lifeblood. The stakes are enormous. If Georgia loses, less water could be available for

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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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