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Hall officials seek extension of Glades Reservoir agreement

Gainesville Times

Date: 4/18/2014 10:08:00 PM

The proposed 850-acre reservoir in the Upper Chattahoochee River Basin is projected to add about 40 million gallons to the water supply of Northeast Georgia at an estimated $130 million cost to Hall County. Glades is eligible for up to $40 million in fundi

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Chattahoochee cleanup event sets record

Gwinnett Daily Post

Date: 4/18/2014 10:53:00 AM

Volunteers broke a record recently in a clean-up of the Chattahoochee River. During last weekend’s Sweep the Hooch, about 580 volunteers collected 7.3 tons of trash in the largest total since the vent began four years ago. The one-day event was organized

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Clean-up of Proctor Creek an Earth Day priority for EPA

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 4/16/2014 9:02:00 PM

The Proctor Creek watershed, part of the larger Chattahoochee River watershed, is 16 square miles with a population of 127,418. Decades of neglect have resulted in numerous environmental challenges —from tire dumping and brownfields to impaired water

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Chattahoochee River Center holds Earth Day celebration April 19

Northfulton.Com

Date: 4/15/2014 10:35:00 AM

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Everyone is invited to celebrate Earth Day by joining National Park Service naturalist Jerry Hightower from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 19, for a campfire, guided night hikes and a beautiful spring evening under the stars. Naturalist

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Basin group moves forward on water plan

Gainesville Times

Date: 4/14/2014 9:33:00 PM

Much of the debate has focused on Lake Lanier, which, as part of the Chattahoochee basin, serves as the main drinking water source for metro Atlanta. The latest legal action was a suit filed Oct. 1 in the U.S. Supreme Court by Florida, alleging increased

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Surface Area: 45,181 Acres
• Shoreline: 700 Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
• Volume: 934,400 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 7,460 Square 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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