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Mobile District Announces Transmission Line Repairs at Allatoona Lake Project

Published May 8, 2020

MOBILE, Ala. – As Georgia Power rebuilds the Cartersville transmission line at the Allatoona Lake project, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District wishes to advise the public that as repairs are underway, the project spillway gates will be utilized to make releases managing lake levels and providing downstream environmental management.

Georgia Power has advised the Corps that its repair efforts initiated on May 4, 2020 are expected to be complete by August 13, 2020.  During that period, the Allatoona Dam powerhouse will be unavailable and disconnected from the transmission system.  Visitors to the Allatoona Dam may observe required releases from the dam occurring through gated spillways and occasionally through sluice gates.  Visitors may also notice a continuous release of water throughout the day, rather than typical two- to six-hour peak hydropower releases.  Daily releases will vary with the amount of water flowing into the reservoir, with a minimum flow of 240 cubic feet per second (cfs) maintained.

Visitors to Allatoona Dam are directed to maintain a safe distance from the waters and respect public safety warnings, as well as continuing to practice safe social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

For more information on the Allatoona Dam spillway water releases, please contact the Mobile District at 251-690-2505.  To inquire on the Cartersville transmission line repair initiative, please call Georgia Power at 800-282-1696.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Allatoona Lake Project is situated on the Etowah River just 30 miles from Atlanta. The serene and peaceful surroundings of Allatoona Lake offer a break from the rush of city living. In fact, Allatoona Lake is one of the most frequently visited Corps of Engineers lakes in the nation with nearly 7 million visitors each year. It has 270 miles of shoreline and offers 589 campsites and 188 picnic sites.

For more information, visit the USACE Allatoona Lake project website @ and on Facebook @USACEAllatoonaLake, or call (678) 721-6700.

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Release no. 20-020