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Reel Money Fall Bass Tournament Saturday

rickeystokesnews.com

Date: 11/12/2014 10:36:00 PM

Open to all Anglers: The annual Reel Money Fall Bass Tournament is being held this Saturday, November 15th, on Lake Eufaula. The launch site is Lakepoint Marina and the entry fee is $200.00 per-boat. There will be a 90% payback! For more information and to

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More drowned towns: What was saved, what was lost when creating Alabama's man-made lakes

Al.com

Date: 11/12/2014 7:10:00 AM

"Both lakes had been built by damming a stream of running water, same as Logan Martin and all other Alabama lakes .... Avondale Lake, originally known as Waites' Lake, was "created from the outflow of a cluster of ice-cold springs near old U.S. 231 South

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When Fish Shout

The New Yorker

Date: 11/10/2014 7:12:00 PM

In order to test how noise affects fish, Johnston and Holt captured blacktail shiners, a common type of minnow, from tributaries of the Chattahoochee River in Alabama. Male blacktail shiners make growling sounds when they’re courting a mate and knocking

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Chattahoochee River Environmental Center to Host Autumn Owl Prowl

Patch

Date: 11/10/2014 10:58:00 AM

The National Parks Service this weekend will host its annual Autumn Owl Prowl at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center. The free event, which includes a campfire, night hikes and live owl programs on the upper deck of the Center’s lodge

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Chattahoochee River – clearer waters after 20 years – more work to do

Saporta Report

Date: 11/9/2014 11:22:00 AM

This is the first of Bethea’s two-part series about water issues in the Atlanta region. Next week: the tri-state water conflict. Thirty years ago, the city of Atlanta’s sewer system was so overloaded that any significant amount of rain sent raw sewage

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Surface Area: 45,181 Acres
• Shoreline: 700 Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
• Volume: 934,400 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 7,460 Square 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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