Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
188.91 FEET
8/16/2018
Full Pool: 188.0
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Montevallo Bass Fishing Team on Episode Seven Of Outdoor Scholars TV ~ VIDEO

AmmoLand

Date: 8/14/2018 6:05:00 AM

The seventh episode, released on August 12 2018, follows the University of Montevallo bass fishing team on the tournament trail to Lake Eufaula in Alabama and Sam Rayburn in Texas. The UM bass fishing

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Food trucks will add flavor to new ArtPark being launched near Chattahoochee River

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 8/14/2018 6:02:00 AM

It’s a sliver of prime land steps away from the Chattahoochee River and in need for a purpose such as bringing people together for creative fun and delicious food. Thus, the ground just off Whitewater

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Chattahoochee River park marking 40th year with special programs

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 8/10/2018 3:16:00 AM

On Aug. 15, 1978, an organization called Friends of the River came together to celebrate accomplishing a mission the group had worked on for years: saving the Chattahoochee River from developers. The

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Alabama alligator season opens today

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 8/9/2018 3:08:00 PM

Hunting is from sunset to sunrise except for the Lake Eufaula Zone, where hunting is allowed during daytime hours as well. Season dates for the Southwest Zone and the West Central Zone are sunset toda

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First alligator of the season in Alabama caught

FOX10 News

Date: 8/9/2018 11:50:00 AM

Hunting is from sunset to sunrise except for the Lake Eufaula Zone, where hunting is allowed during daytime hours as well. Tonight, FOX 10 was there when the first gator caught in the Southwest Zone t

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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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