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11/28/2014
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Budget could force Coast Guard changes at Eufaula

Associated Press

Date: 11/26/2014 1:08:00 PM

EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) -- Lake Eufaula may be losing its U.S. Coast Guard station along the Alabama-Georgia border. Chief Petty Officer Patrick Haughey tells the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ( http://bit.ly/1ChOJAA) a shutdown could result from congressional

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Older Reese Brother Vows To Put Away Clubs

BassFan

Date: 11/23/2014 9:06:00 PM

Then I'll start doing a lot of idling." He has mixed memories from one of the venues – Alabama's Lake Eufaula. He weighed an 18 1/2-pound bag on day 1 of a Bassmaster event there in '03 and was in the Top 10 of the standings, then blanked the following

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A day of fishing on Chattahoochee River

La Grange Daily News

Date: 11/22/2014 8:45:00 AM

HELEN — It was an invitation that could not be refused. Not long ago, Jimmy Harris had said with a smile you could sense over the phone: “You should come on up. The fish are biting, we still have some autumn color, we have finished the house and the

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High Court Calls in Help to Resolve Water Dispute

Courthouse News Service

Date: 11/21/2014 11:45:00 AM

A host of environmental regulations, such as the Endangered Species Act, also require that water be available for threatened and endangered species living in or around the Chattahoochee River and the Apalachicola Bay, a lagoon system in northwest Florida

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2014 National Outdoor Book Award winners announced

Great Falls Tribune

Date: 11/19/2014 5:03:00 PM

Varnai. Illustrated by Kate Hartley. Vista Court Books, New Hope PA. •Outdoor Adventure Guidebooks. “Chattahoochee River User’s Guide by Joe Cook.” University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA. •Nature Guidebooks. “The Warbler Guide.” By Tom

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Surface Area: 45,181 Acres
• Shoreline: 700 Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
• Volume: 934,400 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 7,460 Square 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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