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189.03 FEET
3/6/2015
Full Pool: 188.0
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NWS: Higher spring flooding risk along area rivers

WTXL 27

Date: 3/5/2015 3:15:00 PM

Sufficient rainfall has maintained water flows from interior Georgia streams and rivers into the Apalachicola, Flint, and Chattahoochee river basins, filling nearby lakes and leaving limited room for excess water from possible heavy rain. Above-average

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Barnes Wins Bass Fishing League Opener On Lake Eufaula

WTVY

Date: 3/2/2015 9:14:00 PM

Will Barnes of Headland, Ala., won the Feb. 28 Bama Division event on Lake Eufaula with a 22-pound, 7-ounce limit which earned him a nearly $5,000 check. (FLW) EUFAULA, Ala. (March 2, 2015) Will Barnes of Headland, Ala., won the Feb. 28 Bama Division event

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Alabama's Conservation Advisory Board meets Saturday; wild hogs, deer dogs and red snapper on the agenda

Al.com

Date: 2/26/2015 1:43:00 PM

L. Holland Wildlife Management Area just east of Mobile and the creation of a separate Lake Eufaula alligator zone in the southeast. Sykes said details of Delta hog hunt are incomplete, but WFF is working closely with dog-hog hunters to design the permit

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Owner says company not to blame for Chattahoochee spill

WSB-TV Atlanta

Date: 2/24/2015 9:40:00 PM

But Fragale insists it never drained into the nearby creek leading to the Chattahoochee River. Fleischer asked Fragale how the product ended up in the ditch if she did what she was supposed to do to clean it up properly. "I don't know if there was any

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Scientists collar, track coyotes in Georgia, Alabama, SC

Washington Times

Date: 2/21/2015 12:52:00 PM

The survey focuses on animals taken by professional trappers in several counties near Augusta; on tracts across the Savannah River in South Carolina; and from the coastal plains south of Auburn, Alabama. Its $1 million cost is borne equally among the states

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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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