Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


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186.86 FEET
12/3/2016
Full Pool: 188.0
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Guest column: PSC works to keep rates low, energy flowing

Gainesville Times

Date: 12/2/2016 10:00:00 PM

That’s why the comprehensive study we approved in July for a potential nuclear-powered generating site south of Columbus along the Chattahoochee River will, among many things, take a closer look at those water questions. Here is the good news

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The water wars continue — for now

The Telegraph

Date: 12/1/2016 6:20:00 PM

But not all of the news about water in the state is good. The water wars that have been waged since Joe Frank Harris was governor over the Chattahoochee River, between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are still being fought — now in the hands of a special

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Chattahoochee River levels still low despite recent rain

9 WTVM

Date: 12/1/2016 3:04:00 PM

The Chattahoochee River warden says even with the rain that fell in recent days, we would still need more than a dozen inches to have the river back to normal levels. Roger Martin says West Point Lake is down nine feet and Lake Lanier in North Georgia is

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In this drought, there’s no rush to build Georgia reservoirs

myajc.com

Date: 11/30/2016 11:16:00 AM

Georgia and Florida this week are battling in a Maine courtroom over how to share water from the Chattahoochee River — metro Atlanta’s municipal and economic lifeblood. Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Chairman Frank Ginn, R-Danielsville

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Nathan Deal: Capping water would be ‘disaster’ for South Georgia farmers

politics.blog.myajc.com

Date: 11/29/2016 10:31:00 AM

Florida accuses Georgia of hoarding water needed to sustain the Apalachicola Bay oyster industry, while Georgia claims prudent stewardship of the Chattahoochee River and counters that Florida is to blame for its ecological problems. Georgia is likely to

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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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