Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
187.66 FEET
6/27/2016
Full Pool: 188.0
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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Isakson, Perdue fighting water war language in spending bill

jacksonprogress-argus.com

Date: 6/20/2016 3:02:00 PM

The three states are currently in the middle of litigating rights to water that originates in Georgia, including the Chattahoochee River. “This is absolutely the wrong way to resolve disputes among our states, and Georgia has been working in good faith

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Chattahoochee River becomes classroom for area educators

topix.com

Date: 6/9/2016 6:33:00 PM

The Chattahoochee River became a classroom for 150 area science, math, history and social studies teachers during the three-day Educators on the River event, culminating with a trip Thursday morning down the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Course

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Above the Waterline: Scrap tire cleanup a must to avoid Zika virus

Atlanta INtown

Date: 6/7/2016 8:25:00 AM

For a year – in 1999 – these men mined trash from 37 miles of streams flowing through the city of Atlanta into the Chattahoochee River. Their job – a requirement of the settlement of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s lawsuit against the city for clean

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Chattahoochee River safety video teaches kids lifesaving skills

9 WTVM

Date: 6/6/2016 10:52:00 PM

With summer break underway, Uptown Whitewater Management wants to educate people of all ages, especially kids, about being safe in and around the Chattahoochee River. A new safety video is aiming to help with this initiative. The water can look calm but it

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Flooding, funding causes closure of locks along Chattahoochee River

Dothan Eagle

Date: 6/6/2016 11:47:00 AM

The Christmas floods that sent area rivers and streams outside their banks also did a number to the already-beleaguered George W. Andrews Lock along the Chattahoochee River at Columbia. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, flood damage has

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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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