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4th of July Boat Parade Winners

Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Iconic Boat Brands To Come Under Same Ownership

BassPro Shops

Date: 12/11/2014

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Bass Pro Group announced today an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity. The agreement combines popular fishing boat brands that are recognized internationally. It also

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USACE Reopens Sawnee Campground

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Date: 2/15/2014

Release no. 13-033ContactLisa, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District will be opening Sawnee Campground on Lake Sidney Lanier on September 20, 2013 until March 23, 2014 on a first-come, first served basis. Campers will have the opportunity to

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Improving Fish Habitats on Lanier


Date: 1/1/2014

By Jeff Emmert, Chief Ranger This time of year, especially when we are getting single digit temperatures, it is hard to get motivated to get out on the water to try that favorite fishing hole. However, those who enjoy fishing know that now is the time of the year to be thinking about fish habitat for the season and

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• River: South Fork South Platte River
• Length: 26 Miles
• Surface Area: 1,479 Acres
• Volume: 27,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 3,018 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 18 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 47 feet

Chatfield Reservoir and dam on the South Platte River south of Littleton, Colorado were built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a response to the disastrous flood of 1965. In addition to its primary purpose of flood control, it serves as one of many water supply reservoirs for the city of Denver, Colorado. Construction of the project was begun in 1967 and the dam was completed in 1975.

The massive breastworks of the dam measure approximately 13,136 feet in length with a maximum height of the dam of 147 feet above the streambed. The normal depth of the lake is 47 feet at its deepest point. This means the dam towers 100 feet above the mean surface of the reservoir.

The lake drains an area of more than 3,000 square miles. The 1,500 acre lake has a conservation storage capacity of 27,000 acre·ft with a flood-control pool of over 350,000 acre·ft

The reservoir is surrounded by Chatfield State Park, a recreation area with boating, horseback riding and camping. A secondary inflow from the south is Plum Creek.

There are 212 bird species that are frequently at Chatfield Reservoir. These birds either permanently live there or just go there to rest after long migrations. There is a Chatfield bird watch list that anyone can access. The bald eagle, white pelican and burrowing owl have been seen.
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