Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
187.70 FEET
5/25/2015
Full Pool: 188.0
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Franklin county offers quieter alternative for seasonal travelers

Times Free Press

Date: 5/23/2015 9:02:00 PM

And finally, there isn't as much fresh water flowing into the bay today; this is due to several factors, but the biggest problem comes from increasing water usage in Atlanta from the major tributary of the bay, the Chattahoochee River. The good news is

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Columbus poised to draw summer travelers

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 5/23/2015 7:07:00 PM

The evenings are theirs." Albin said he doesn't know if any of the Jehovah's Witnesses will take to the Chattahoochee River in a raft or strap on a zip-line harness. But he does believe some will come in a day early or stay an extra day to do some

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Could the Chattahoochee River become Atlanta’s waterfront?

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Date: 5/22/2015 6:47:00 AM

Atlanta is a rarity among big cities for its lack of a waterfront. Well, it has one in the Chattahoochee River, which forms a healthy chunk of the city's northwest border. And that part of the vital waterway south of the popular Chattahoochee River

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Six Flags season begins today with two new rides

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 5/21/2015 9:52:00 PM

Six Flags sits on 200 acres of land adjacent to the Chattahoochee River. “The Joker is seven stories tall and it’s a circular coaster that will take you through six, hair-raising inversions,” Kaetzel said. Responding to guest feedback, Six Flags also

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Food truck court to open up along the Chattahoochee River

WRBL

Date: 5/21/2015 8:51:00 PM

A food truck court will open up along the Cattahoochee River in Phenix City. The Phenix City Redevelopment Authority board approved two resolutions at Thursday's meeting that will allow food trucks to become a permanent fixture in Phenix City. The vendors

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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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