Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
188.22 FEET
1/20/2018
Full Pool: 188.0
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USA Freestyle Kayaking National Championships returning to Columbus

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 1/16/2018 12:39:00 PM

The announcement was made Tuesday by Columbus Georgia Whitewater. The event on the Chattahoochee River will again coincide with Paddle South, a celebration of the popular paddling location. The preliminary competition will be April 14 from 1 p.m. – 10 p

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Florida, Georgia water war reaches nation's highest court

Fox News

Date: 1/15/2018 9:22:00 PM

The Corps manages five dams along the Chattahoochee River under congressional direction. It abides by an operations manual that Miell says “looks at transportation, water supply, flood control and endangered species.” As a result of the Corps’ high

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Hundreds fill streets to remember legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 1/13/2018 12:22:00 PM

while more than three dozen marched with the Community of Concerned Clergy down Broad Street across the Chattahoochee River. “It is important that we come together as a community to celebrate and have this festival atmosphere to learn just a little bit

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Photos: Touring Atlanta’s Bellwood Quarry, before its transition to a public park

Curbed

Date: 1/11/2018 3:03:00 PM

In 2016, the city’s aptly named Driller Mike began a $300 million tunnel-boring mission between the Chattahoochee River and Hemphill Water Treatment Plant that links to the quarry. Meanwhile, a $26 million Phase 1 initiative is underway to make the

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Congressman attends 'water wars' hearing, says he's hopeful

Dothan Eagle

Date: 1/8/2018 10:49:00 AM

Florida argues that Georgia over-taps the Chattahoochee River in places like busy metropolitan Atlanta. This, Florida says, amounts to robbing the Apalachicola of its lifeblood. Georgia should be required to remedy that situation by enacting measures which

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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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