Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
188.28 FEET
4/19/2019
Full Pool: 188.0
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Why nearly 1,200 people spent their Saturday cleaning the Chattahoochee River

Gainesville Times

Date: 4/6/2019 1:41:00 PM

Nearly 1,200 volunteers spent Saturday, April 6 wading, paddling or walking along the Chattahoochee River, picking up massive amounts of trash during the ninth-annual Sweep the Hooch event. Held by

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Fire officials warn of low head dams as kayakers plan to ride the Chattahoochee River

WTVM

Date: 4/2/2019 8:51:00 PM

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It was supposed to a fun trip for an Alabama family visiting their relatives in Lagrange over the weekend. But, 37-year-old Fallon Wells died after her kayak was caught in a low

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Pure Life hosts viewing of documentaries about Chattahoochee, water

LaGrange Daily News

Date: 3/22/2019 7:25:00 PM

On Thursday, a small crowd gathered in the chapel at Pure Life to watch a series of documentaries on the Chattahoochee River and water. Film Night at the Chapel benefited the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper combats threats in water for over 25 years, one sample at a time

Gainesville Times

Date: 3/16/2019 1:53:00 PM

Since becoming established in 1994, the nonprofit has implemented myriad initiatives, programs and other efforts to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and watershed. The nonprofit

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30th Annual Helen Trout Tournament Set For March 30 In Helen, Ga.

Chattanoogan.com

Date: 3/12/2019 5:00:00 AM

30545. The Helen Chamber of Commerce will stock the Chattahoochee River with over 400 pounds of trout. This beautiful stretch of the Chattahoochee that flows leisurely through the City of Helen, only

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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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