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Rain was big weather story for Augusta in 2013

Augusta Chronicle

Date: 12/29/2013 5:18:00 PM

Heavy summer rains frustrated farmers and event planners in record-setting fashion in 2013. Augusta had its wettest June in history with 10.78 inches, and rainfall through July and August gave the area its third highest total ever over those

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Canadian nuke waste to be reprocessed at SC's SRS

WRDW-TV

Date: 12/22/2013 6:16:00 PM

The Greenville News reports the Savannah River Site near Aiken will start receiving convoys of the highly radioactive liquid waste containing weapons-grade uranium sometime next year. The waste comes from the Chalk River Laboratories in Canada. It was part

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Hidden Gem on the Hooch - Men's Journal

Date: 12/13/2012

They're reclaiming the Hooch along the southern border of Georgia and Alabama. In Columbus, the strategic demolition of old dams along the Chattahoochee River will soon unleash what the city is calling the River City Rush, the "longest urban whitewater course in the world," according to the event's website.Read more: http

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Corps of Engineers Reverse Lock Closure Decision For Recreational Traffic

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Date: 10/10/2012

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District announced today they will be changing the hours and days of operations of their locks on the Alabama River and the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers (ACF) system beginning February 1, 2013. The changes in the Levels of Service at each lock are being

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Georgia Power to Develop Water Research Center

Alabama Power

Date: 4/20/2011

Georgia Power President and CEO Paul Bowers today announced the company will host an innovative research facility to develop and test water conservation technologies at Georgia Power's Plant Bowen, near Cartersville, Ga. The Water Research Center (WRC) will provide a venue for developing and testing technologies to improve

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• River: Red River
• Surface Area: 1,516 Acres
• Maximum Depth: 40 feet
Ellison Creek Reservoir (also known as Lone Star Lake) is located about eight miles south of Daingerfield in Morris County on Ellison Creek (also known as Brutons Creek), a tributary of Big Cypress Creek.

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Lone Star Steel
Lone Star, Texas

The reservoir is owned and operated by the Lone Star Steel Company, now owned by U.S. Steel. It was originally owned by Defense Plant Corporation, a corporation created by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act during World War II, for which Lone Star Steel Company was an agent. Southwestern Electric Power Company uses it for cooling water for its steam-electric generation plant.

Construction of the dam began in 1942, and was completed in April 1943. Deliberate impoundment began on January 14, 1943.
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