Then and Now Photography Winner

Cherokee County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) is pleased to announce the winner of the student photography contest, Thomas Smith from Holly Springs Elementary. The theme of the contest this year was “Then and Now”. Students were asked to find an old photograph of Cherokee county (or close by) that contains a waterway, mill, dam, dock, or fish weir along with a current photograph of the same location. Thomas found a 1963 photograph of Fields Landing and took a current 2020 photograph. In addition, he provided history of the area and what it meant to him. “Fields Landing is part of Lake Allatoona and the Etowah River. Lake Allatoona was and is used for fishing, hydroelectric generation, and flood control. It is also one of the most visited Corps of Engineers projects in the United States. Lake Allatoona was completed in 1949 and fields landing was named after the Fields family farm. I caught my first fish at fields landing in 2017.”
He received a framed copy of his winning photograph and a check for fifty dollars. The photograph will be proudly displayed at the CCWSA main office, Rose Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), Fitzgerald Creek WRF, Riverbend WRF, Etowah River Water Treatment Facility, and H. Q. Lathem Reservoir throughout 2021.