Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


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187.88 FEET
9/4/2015
Full Pool: 188.0
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SweetWater Brewing raises funds for the Chattahoochee River

Saporta Report

Date: 8/31/2015 8:27:00 PM

For one local brewery, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. This past weekend, Atlanta’s own SweetWater Brewing Co. raised funds for its “Save Our Water” campaign to support the Chattachoochee Riverkeeper and the Waterkeeper Alliance. People from

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Georgia Bulldog Opponent Preview: Auburn Tigers

Dawgsports SB Nation

Date: 8/28/2015 7:27:00 AM

Recent history has been a bit more in favor of the side east of the Chattahoochee River, with the Dawgs taking all but 2 games from Auburn since 2006. Of course, both of those seasons saw Auburn play for a national title, so it hasn't been all bad for the

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Editorial: Concerns give lie to 'interstate' water war sham

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 8/27/2015 9:02:00 PM

If nothing else good comes of a Tuesday decision by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to periodically reduce downstream flows in the Chattahoochee River, there's this: Maybe -- finally -- after three decades, give or take a few frustrating years

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Work begins on powerhouses in anticipation of sale

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 8/26/2015 10:38:00 PM

This happened when the textile mill was still in operation. The lower powerhouse, which is about 5,000 square feet, is adjacent to the final two rapids on the Chattahoochee River whitewater course. It is situated between a viewing island for the rapids and

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Chattahoochee River flow doesn’t slow down business for Whitewater Express

WRBL

Date: 8/26/2015 5:25:00 PM

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) voted Wednesday to change a small portion of the rulebook of water standards. With the passing of the removal of a footnote stating that the flow release of the Chattahoochee River doesn’t have to reach

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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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