Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
188.31 FEET
2/24/2024
Full Pool: 188.0
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All ADCNR Lands Covered by No Burn Order

Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resource

Date: 11/9/2023

On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, Governor Kay Ivey issued a Drought Emergency Declaration – also referred to as a No Burn Order – that prohibits all outdoor burning in Alabama. The order is effective as of 8 a.m. on November 9. The statewide No Burn Order covers all Alabama Department of Conservation and

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Water Resources Outlook for September 2023

National Weather Service

Date: 9/21/2023

Southeast River Forecast Center Water Resources Outlook for September 2023 addressing flooding and drought issues across the southeast U.S

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TowBoatUS Walter F. George Opens on Alabama’s Lake Eufaula

BoatUS News

Date: 7/14/2023

EUFAULA, AL – Brett Taporowski and Ben Morgan, who have a combined 50 years experience salvaging boats damaged or destroyed by storms, have an impressive record. In total, they’ve completed more than 19,000 recreational boat salvage and recoveries over the past 21 major hurricanes. Now, the business

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Expect to See Alligators Throughout Alabama

Alabama Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources

Date: 7/14/2023

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources For those of us fortunate enough to have lived in Alabama a number of years, one of the benefits the vast majority of residents cherish is interaction with the abundant wildlife that inhabits the state. Becoming familiar with the different animal species and

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Alabama Home to Three of the 25 Best Bass Lakes in the Southeast

Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources

Date: 7/12/2023

Three Alabama lakes have been included in the Bassmaster list of the 25 best bass lakes in the Southeast for 2023. Two of those lakes made the top 10 with Lake Guntersville in the five spot and Lake Eufaula in at number nine. Pickwick Lake in northwest Alabama closed out Alabama's rankings on the list at 15. &ldquo

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Length: 700 Miles
• Surface Area: 45,181 Acres
• Volume: 934,400 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 7,460 Square Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
Walter F. George Lake (Lake Eufaula) is a 45,000 acre lake located on the Chattahoocee River between the states of Alabama and Georgia. This area is rich in history with many nearby historic sites and towns. The lake is nationally known for it's bass and crappie fishing. The lock, located at Ft. Gaines, Georgia, has the second highest drop east of the Mississippi River. Fishing and water recreation opportunities abound. Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge is located on the northern end of the lake offering excellent bird viewing all year. There are both state and Corps of Engineers operated campgrounds and day use parks featuring picnic areas, beaches and boat ramps, among other opportunities.

Lake Eufaula was formed with the construction of the Walter F. George Dam in 1963. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CE) built the dam to provide flood control, produce hydroelectric power, create a navigable shipping channel and offer recreational opportunities.

The COE manages the lake and its shoreline. A system of buoys and daymarks is in place throughout the lake to mark the main navigable channel. The COE has placed numerous fish attractors in the lake. The attractors provide artificial habitate for fish and are clearly marked with buoys.

Since the lake is a border water, part of it lies in Alabama and part in Georgia, a reciprocal agreement has been reached between the states which allows anyone with a valid fishing license in either state to fish the entire lake. This holds true when on the water but when shore fishing a valid license for the state you are in is required.

Lake Profile

Size and Depth - 45,180 acres with a maximum depth of 96 feet at normal pool elevation of 190 feet above mean sea level (msl).

Water Source - An impoundment of the Chattahoochee River. Other inflows are provided by Cowikee, Grass, Chewalla, Barbour, White Oak and Pataula creeks.

Shoreline - 640 miles of shoreline, is managed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A large part is developed as municipalities and private residences.

Bottom - Primarily clay with areas of sand and rock. Prior to inundation, trees were cut between 170 and 190 feet msl. Most trees were cut to a level of 180 feet msl and some areas were left standing.

Water - The lake is fertile with water color ranging from reddish to dark green. Visible clarity varies with run-off and amount of water flow through the lake but it is generally from 18 inches to 4 feet.

Cover - Aquatic vegetation is limited throughout the lake, but areas of hydrilla exist. The backs of coves and creeks contain bulrush, cattails, maidencane and lillypads.
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