Allatoona Dam and Lake: A Perspective on History and Water Supply Usage
Burkett, Edmund B.
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Allatoona Dam was one of the first multiple-purpose U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects completed in the Southeast. Construction occurred in the late 1940's and the project became operational in early 1950. The project has evolved from being in an environment of rural farmland and piedmont forests to being in a suburban area. Because of the proximity of the Lake to the Atlanta metropolitan area, demands on the Lake for water supply will be increasing. Concerns of downstream interests and other project beneficiaries will play a role in how future water supply is developed.