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12/22/2014
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Boy Scouts tackle Appalachian trail

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 12/18/2014 1:25:00 AM

While on the trail, you cross over the sixth and seventh highest mountains in Georgia (Blood Mountain at 4,458 feet and Tray Mountain at 4,430 feet), hike past the headwaters of the mighty Chattahoochee River at Chattahoochee Gap and traverse seven countie

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Narconon Arrowhead Launches Annual Deck the Halls Celebration

WIS-TV

Date: 12/15/2014 3:14:00 PM

Overlooking the expansive shores of Lake Eufaula, the long-term residential rehab center is dedicated to saving lives from the ravages of alcohol and drug addiction, and the consequences of the addiction lifestyle. Since it first opened its doors in

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Courtyard Columbus Makes Waves With Invigorating Whitewater Kayaking Package - WSPA.com

WSPA

Date: 12/13/2014 1:00:00 AM

From the scenic surroundings on the Chattahoochee River to the exciting rapids of Ocoee River, the thrills are endless, ensuring exciting memories that will last long after the adventure. After a fun-filled day, guests will love retreating to the Columbus

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Georgia environmental chief tapped for role in water case

The Business Journal

Date: 12/11/2014 9:19:00 AM

Turner will work with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and the state's legal team defending Georgia against a federal lawsuit filed by the state of Florida accusing Georgia of withdrawing too much water from the Chattahoochee River system, threatening

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How Sally Bethea cleaned up Atlanta’s water

Creative Loafing Atlanta

Date: 12/11/2014 1:04:00 AM

Sally Bethea, the founding executive director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, has one regret from a 20-year-career she spent restoring the Chattahoochee River: the one day she didn't bring her camera. "The trees along the river's banks were covered with not

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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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