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8/22/2014
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Trust donates land along Chattahoochee River

Associated Press

Date: 8/19/2014 3:00:00 AM

WEST POINT, Ga. (AP) -- More public land is being added along the Chattahoochee River in west Georgia, with the aim of providing more access to the waterway that forms the Georgia-Alabama border. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land on Tuesday announced the

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Gator hunting was never on adventure lover Don Bradford's 'bucket list,' but plans to go again after snagging 11-footer

Al.com

Date: 8/14/2014 5:19:00 PM

Now, after it's all over, he said gator hunting "is definitely in my bucket to do again." Not knowing anything about gator hunting or Lake Eufaula, Bradford hired a local guide to take him and two of his sons out on the water and to teach them the best way

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Paddle With A Ranger! Sunset on the River

Northfulton.Com

Date: 8/13/2014 11:55:00 PM

Bring your own canoe or kayak and join Ranger Jerry Hightower for a very leisurely sunset float on the Chattahoochee River. We will float a three mile section of the Chattahoochee River from Powers Island to Paces Mill at U.S. 41. There are three mild

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Jasper man says alligator hunting made him feel 'closer to nature,' bagged 9-footer at Lake Eufaula

Al.com

Date: 8/13/2014 8:44:00 AM

EUFAULA, Alabama -- Having night fished with his dad before, Drake McKenzie, of Jasper, knew what it was like to be out in a boat on a lake after dark. Though before this past weekend, he hadn't been out on a body of water like Lake Eufaula in the middle

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Chattahoochee to expand recreation areas

Talk 750 WSB

Date: 8/13/2014 8:12:00 AM

Water adventures are in the works for the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta. Nantahala Outdoor Center, out of Bryson City, North Carolina, has signed an exclusive 10-year deal to build two new facilities on the river. NOC is the biggest of its kind in the

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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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