Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
189.02 FEET
5/26/2018
Full Pool: 188.0
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CDC worker whose body was found in the Chattahoochee River six weeks after he went missing has officially been ruled suicide by drowning

Daily Mail

Date: 5/22/2018 12:50:00 PM

A Centers for Disease Control employee whose body was found in a river six weeks after he went missing, has been ruled a suicide. Timothy Cunningham's body was recovered from the west bank of the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta on April 3 - more

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Stracner Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Eufaula

BassResource.com

Date: 5/15/2018 3:12:00 AM

Bass fishing tips, tricks, and tactics. Includes articles, videos, news, and forums for beginning to advanced anglers. The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide Stracner Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake

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Atlanta could fork up $100K for Beltline-type Chattahoochee River Greenway

Curbed

Date: 5/14/2018 8:21:00 AM

The City of Atlanta could shell out $100,000 to help develop a multi-use trail along the under-appreciated Chattahoochee River. That is, if Atlanta City Councilman Dustin Hillis’s new legislation passes a council vote Tuesday. The piece of the $1.5

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Atlanta ponying up for Chattahoochee River trail

The Business Journals

Date: 5/11/2018 8:23:00 AM

The city of Atlanta would contribute $100,000 toward a $1.5 million trail that would run along the Chattahoochee River for 100 miles under an ordinance introduced by Councilman Dustin Hillis. The Chattahoochee River Greenway would extend from Lake Lanier

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Columbus experts talk river safety before summer rush

WTVM

Date: 5/1/2018 1:17:00 PM

A coalition of public safety experts, and representatives from local clubs like Kiwanis, hosted a panel discussion Tuesday morning to remind the community that, while they can enjoy activities out on the Chattahoochee River, they need to understand the

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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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