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Total outdoor water ban in Haralson County

Date: 10/17/2016 11:41:00 PM

The Tallapoosa River is the main source of water for Haralson County's nearly 30,000 residents. A hot summer and no rain left the water level at its lowest level in close to 100 years. “Very dangerous conditions, we've never seen levels this low in our

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Dangerously low water levels force Ga. county into emergency mode


Date: 10/17/2016 8:37:00 PM

It's the latest, and among the most extreme, examples of Georgia's ongoing drought issues. Walker said that the county's main water source, the Tallapoosa River, was the point of concern that first forced the county commission chairman to call for the

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Haralson County under emergency drought restrictions

CBS Atlanta

Date: 10/17/2016 2:52:00 PM

Places like Bremen, Buchanan and Tallapoosa get their water from the Tallapoosa River, which is now more than six feet below its normal level. In addition to not using water outdoors, county officials recommend taking shorter showers, not running water

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Wedowee scarecrow winners

The Randolph Leader

Date: 10/12/2016 9:49:00 AM

The Randolph County Farmers Federation Women's Committee announced the winners of the scarecrow contest held in the median in Wedowee. First place was "The Soldier" by Bethany Green. This was in honor of her grandfather, a World War II and Korean War

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Survivor Aimee Copeland Credits Friends, Family for Her Perseverance

ABC News

Date: 10/12/2016 6:43:00 AM

Copeland cut open her right leg falling from a zip line near the Tallapoosa River in Georgia in April 2012, allowing deadly bacteria to enter her body. She received 22 stitches to close the wound on her calf. She has said she sensed something wasn't quite

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 271 Miles
• Surface Area: 10,660 Acres
• Volume: 425,700 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,453 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 40 Feet
• Length: 24 Miles
The lake was created by the flooding of the plains behind the Harris Dam, which began construction on November 1, 1974. The last part of construction of the dam ended on April 20, 1983.

There are many recreational attractions on Lake Wedowee such as boating, swimming, fishing and camping. Fishing brings the most attraction to the lake. It is known to be one of the finest lakes in the Southeast because the quality of the water and it’s sizeable bass population. There are many different species of fish in the lake that include crappie, largemouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, hybrid striper, channel catfish, and flathead catfish.
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