Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
188.80 FEET
7/26/2017
Full Pool: 188.0
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‘Heaven on Earth:’ Helen has a new hotel offering in Valhalla Resort

Gainesville Times

Date: 7/23/2017 12:38:00 AM

Also popular is tubing down the Chattahoochee River, which winds through Helen. Murdock was inspired by the legendary Valhalla restaurant in Sausalito, Calif., near San Francisco. The owner “had all these gorgeous women walking around in gowns serving

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The five most dangerous creatures in the Chattahoochee River

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 7/22/2017 12:54:00 AM

The Chattahoochee River — a place for friends, fun, paddling and summer sun. But what mysterious creatures lurk beneath the murky water? What denizens of the deep await, ready to strike the unsuspecting paddleboarder when they least expect it? How can we

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Grand Rapids Whitewater hires CEO with river restoration experience

MLive

Date: 7/21/2017 2:24:00 PM

"The Chattahoochee river restoration project has several similarities to the Grand River Project and they are seeing the significant environmental, economic, and social benefits of a restored urban waterway," said Muller, who has served as a volunteer co

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Kayak classes offer 'cool' way to see Georgia

fox5atlanta.com

Date: 7/20/2017 5:14:00 PM

Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning with John Miller and some of his fellow kayakers, getting a lesson in paddling on the Chattahoochee River

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Zip line across Chattahoochee River expands with run back into Columbus

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 7/20/2017 10:20:00 AM

You can now zip to Phenix City — and back. Really, you can zip across the Chattahoochee River and back thanks to the expansion of zip line that operates in Columbus and Phenix City. Thursday morning the expansion of the zip line that includes small runs

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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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