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Cast & Blast Outdoors: Gator hunting, Alabama style

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 6/27/2015 10:16:00 PM

Do note that the Southeast Alabama zone does not cover the waters of Lake Eufaula or its navigable tributaries. The Southwest zone will get 150 permits, the Southeast zone will get 40 permits, the West Central zone 50, and Lake Eufaula zone will get 20

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Avena Leads Day One Of Walmart FLW Tour On Potomac River Presented By Ranger Boats

The Street

Date: 6/25/2015 6:08:00 PM

"I've been looking forward to this event all season long," said Avena, who has two prior top-10 finishes in FLW Tour competition, including a ninth-place finish earlier this season at Lake Eufaula. "This is the closest tournament to home, and I grew up

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Alabama Google data center could follow Finland model


Date: 6/25/2015 1:32:00 PM

This center is the closest facility to Jackson County, and it uses a water cooling system generated from the Chattahoochee River. This system uses 100 percent recycled water to cool its servers

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Environmentalists alarmed by change in Chattahoochee River water flow

The Business Journal

Date: 6/24/2015 10:15:00 PM

Environmental advocates are lining up to fight a proposed amendment to a state water regulation they say could increase pollution in the Chattahoochee River. But the head of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) said he simply wants to get

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Tourism Cares Begins Push to Celebrate National Parks


Date: 6/24/2015 12:42:00 PM

2015 - Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 5, 2016 - Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Minneapolis, MN, May 20, 2016 - Mount Rainier National Park, WA, Sept. 16, 2016 - Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis

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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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