Lake Eufaula


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188.75 FEET
Full Pool: 188.0
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A Georgia lake’s dark and deadly history has some people seeing ghosts


Date: 10/31/2020 1:07:00 AM

Eventually, some 700 families sold a total of 56,000 acres to the government, which built a dam on the Chattahoochee River to form the lake. As their land filled with water in 1956, locals jammed

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A Georgia lake's dark and deadly history has some people seeing ghosts

Gwinnett Daily Post

Date: 10/31/2020 1:03:00 AM

Legend has it the ghost of a long-dead woman roams this lake in a flowing blue dress. Mysterious arms reach out for swimmers from the watery depths. Angry spirits call

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Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Scout Cloud Lee says ' Survivor has gone soft over the years'


Date: 10/30/2020 9:25:00 AM

I’m the CEO of my consulting firm, so I also did corporate training for Leadership and Team Development. In 2017, we moved to Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma, and settled into our beautiful lake home. Over the

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Water/Environment Award Of Merit: South Cobb Emergency Services Contract

Engineering News-Record

Date: 10/29/2020 4:21:00 PM

A 2018 failure at South Cobb’s Wastewater Reclamation Facility influent lift station caused a backup of its combined sewer overflow system that spilled sewage into the Chattahoochee River

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Your European Vacation Was Canceled. How About a ‘Bavarian Village’ in the Appalachians?

Wall Street Journal

Date: 10/29/2020 3:22:00 PM

Tourists are flocking to unlikely areas with the magic formula—a short drive from large metro areas with a lot of outdoor activities. The town of Helen, Ga., turns into a holiday hot spot, with Hansel

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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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