Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
187.94 FEET
8/25/2016
Full Pool: 188.0
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Get that Gator! The 11th annual Alabama alligator hunting season is underway

WHNT-TV

Date: 8/20/2016 11:54:00 AM

The tags are divided between four hunting zones: The Southeast Zone is located in the Wiregrass Region; the Lake Eufaula Zone includes the lake proper and its tributaries; the West Central Zone is located in the Camden area; and the Southwest Zone is

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Governors work toward resolution of water war

Times-Herald

Date: 8/20/2016 3:54:00 AM

When the city of Atlanta was regularly dumping untreated sewage into the Chattahoochee River, Coweta and Newnan were foursquare against it. And we still have an interest in keeping the river clean and the flow adequate, not just because of aesthetics along

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2016 Alabama Alligator Season Update

alabamanews.net

Date: 8/19/2016 3:05:00 PM

Harvest totals for the Lake Eufaula and Southeast zones are not available at this time. This is the 11th season of alligator hunting in Alabama. The application process was modified in 2014 to incorporate a preference point system in order to allow

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5 ideas for getting away on Labor Day weekend

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 8/19/2016 9:21:00 AM

That’s due in large part to its 1,500 unspoiled acres (a conservancy has worked with the Trust for Public Lands and the Upper Chattahoochee River Keepers to protect the area), where a historic interpretive center tells the story of this bucolic spot

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Movie now being shot in Harris County, with film industry ramping up in Columbus area

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 8/18/2016 3:29:00 PM

Closer to modern history was the detailed shooting of a sports car chase and ensuing crash into the Chattahoochee River from the 13th Street bridge in 2013. That potential cult classic was “Need for Speed.” Yet the best may lie ahead, with local movie

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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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