Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
187.46 FEET
4/27/2017
Full Pool: 188.0
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Neal Dunn Working to Appeal Water War Ruling

mypanhandle.com

Date: 4/20/2017 7:15:00 PM

That decreases the flow of water down the Chattahoochee river, which flows into the Apalachicola river. Experts blame the water shortage for killing Franklin County's oyster industry. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on the issue soon

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Georgia Attorney General visits Columbus

WRBL

Date: 4/20/2017 5:44:00 PM

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Thursday Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr was in town speaking at the Chattahoochee River Club. The Attorney General spoke inside a room full of attorneys and other members of the bar. Carr addressed everything from the water wars to

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Chattahoochee park visits, spending down but still big

Reporter Newspapers

Date: 4/20/2017 4:21:00 PM

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area’s estimated visits and economic impact declined more than 10 percent last year, but the park is still a major contributor to the local economy, according to an annual federal report. The park system drew

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‘It was awesome to win on my home wave’: Smiths Station teen wins kayaking title

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 4/18/2017 2:25:00 PM

The event was held on the Chattahoochee River at the Whitewater Good Wave in front of RiverWalk Island. “It was awesome to win on my home wave,” Mason said. “I train down here all the time.” There were eight kayakers in his category and three were

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Lake Eufaula Set for T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Bama Division Event

WLTZ 38 News

Date: 4/18/2017 1:26:00 PM

The T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament season will continue Saturday, April 29th, for Bama Division anglers with a tournament presented by Navionics on Lake Eufaula. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up

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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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