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Resource Management

CCMWA has two direct water sources from which it draws: Lake Allatoona and The Chattahoochee River. The conservation and responsible management of these bodies of water, and the water basins they are part of, is of the upmost importance to the CCMWA as it continues to implement best practices in water system management and water conservation. By understanding the true value of water, CCMWA is leaving a legacy of sustainability while continuing to meet community water needs safely, efficiently and securely.

Hickory Log Creek Reservoir

The Hickory Log Creek Reservoir is a joint project by CCMWA and the City of Canton that will serve as an additional water resource. The project will allow water to be pumped from the Etowah River when flows are high and be released back to the river when flows are low. At 180 feet high it is the highest dam in Georgia not constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or Georgia Power. The project began in 2004 and the reservoir is expected to fill by early 2010, with a total water capacity of five billion gallons.

Lake Allatoona is the water source for the Wyckoff WTP, and is also a source of recreation to more than six million visitors each year. The lake is more than 12,000 acres and is part of the Etowah River Basin.

The Chattahoochee Riveris the water source for the Quarles WTP, and is also a source of enjoyment for many visitors who like to fish and boat on the river. The Chattahoochee is a life source for many communities and ecosystems throughout the region. The flows in the river are controlled by the releases from Buford Dam at Lake Lanier.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has the responsibility to monitor and manage the outflow and water levels of CCMWA water resources and balancing community consumption with environmental protection. To see the latest lake and river reports and forecasts, please visit


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