Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
189.85 FEET
6/21/2018
Full Pool: 188.0
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Is the Chattahoochee river safe to swim? | Officials say yes

11Alive

Date: 6/15/2018 10:27:00 AM

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Facebook has posted that the river is safe to enter once again. After immense flooding from Subtropical Storm Alberto, it is finally safe to go inside the Hooch for recreational summer fun. The U.S. Army

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ONLY ON 3: Teen kayakers rescued from Chattahoochee River in Valley

WRBL

Date: 6/14/2018 4:24:00 PM

VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) - An urgent warning from East Alabama Fire District as two teen kayakers needed rescuing Thursday morning from the Chattahoochee River near Riverview Boat Ramp. Thank goodness the two teens were wearing life jackets or the rescue effort

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Cleanup efforts held for West Point Lake

LaGrange Daily News

Date: 6/12/2018 5:56:00 PM

Residents and visitors alike have seen trash and debris in West Point Lake and the Chattahoochee River, but efforts are being made to make that litter less prevalent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a major cleanup effort in September

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Dragboat racing comes to Lake Eufaula Saturday

WSFA

Date: 6/8/2018 2:06:00 PM

Fire up those engines because dragboat racing has made its way over to Lake Eufaula. Southern Outlaw Dragboat Association, or S.O.D.A., is teaming up with the Eufaula Barbour Chamber of Commerce to put on the Bluff City Blast on Saturday at Lake Eufaula

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Corps of Engineers deems Chattahoochee River unsafe due to increased water releases

Gwinnett Daily Post

Date: 6/7/2018 8:57:00 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considers the Chattahoochee River to be unsafe when Buford Dam releases water from Lake Lanier on its regular schedule, so it may not be a surprise that those concerns are heightened after recent storms. The corps has been

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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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