Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
189.48 FEET
5/27/2017
Full Pool: 188.0
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Columbus is No. 5 on ‘Best Cities for Young IT Professionals’ list

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 5/24/2017 8:34:00 PM

Atlanta comes in at No. 25, Birmingham, Ala., is No. 31 and Chattanooga, Tenn., is No. 53. “From the Chattahoochee River rapids to the Midtown historic district, there’s a lot to see, do and explore in Columbus. (And that’s before you count the city

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Choosing the right waders and boots

flylifemagazine.com

Date: 5/22/2017 12:15:00 PM

In Georgia, all roads leading to a better fly fishing experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains, famed Chattahoochee River (Hooch), salt marshes on the coast or even en route to a sojourn in the Seychelles, go through Atlanta’s Fish Hawk. The Fish Hawk is

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Plan shows 44 miles of possible bike trails

Times-Herald

Date: 5/21/2017 1:38:00 AM

The west platform area is flatter and will have trails for beginners to intermediate riders. Those trails will provide the only views of the Chattahoochee River. The north platform area will have a backcountry feel and also be fairly forgiving, Doane said

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Small Fry to Go: Flagler students operate fish hatchery

Daytona Beach News-Journal

Date: 5/17/2017 9:25:00 AM

“We actually got eggs, and we saw them hatch and we watched them grow. Then we released them into the Chattahoochee River in Georgia.” This spring, they’re raising a different species: striped bass. These hybrids, the same as those released annually

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Three big events to crowd into downtown Columbus the first weekend in June

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 5/16/2017 3:37:00 PM

1100 block of Broadway from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 2. Bay Avenue between 11th Street and the Chattahoochee River Club from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. While Broadway will be closed in two different blocks on Friday, the cross

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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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