Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
187.59 FEET
9/25/2016
Full Pool: 188.0
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Intercity trip lessons: Greenville has the engineers, Columbus has the ‘real river’

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 9/23/2016 5:01:00 PM

“Sounds like Columbus has found its waterfall,” he says. Actually, it’s way better. It’s the mighty Chattahoochee River, with the world’s longest urban whitewater course to boot. And White, a master showman who as a boy traveled to Columbus for a

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Atlanta Goes Big On $300 Million Infrastructure Project

Forbes

Date: 9/21/2016 2:38:00 PM

The quarry will be filled through a five-mile-long tunnel that will connect it to the Chattahoochee River, the city’s primary water source. The new water reserve will mean that Atlanta will significantly enhance its water supply — the city will go from

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Georgia groups now seek to have voice heard in Georgia-Florida water case

Gainesville Times

Date: 9/20/2016 4:13:00 PM

It says that, while it’s not involved in the current battle, “if Florida obtains a cap on Georgia’s withdrawals from the Chattahoochee River Basin … Alabama likely would benefit from the enhanced flows that would result.” The Supreme Court trial

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Bekah Porter: Taste beer, brats in Bavarian-style town during Oktoberfest

Gainesville Times

Date: 9/17/2016 10:41:00 PM

But regardless of the day on the calendar, I was downright giddy to wind my way through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Chattahoochee River occasionally peeping through green vistas tinged with hues of scarlet and saffron. I’m a Midwesterner, born and bred

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Georgia Plant Conservation Network Earns National Award

Ammo Land

Date: 9/16/2016 7:01:00 AM

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Coastal WildScapes, East Georgia State College, Columbus State University, Fort Valley State University, Georgia Botanical Society, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

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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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