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Eufaula Dam 50th resurrects history, unites community

United States Army

Date: 9/19/2014 1:56:00 PM

When the 50 th Anniversary of Eufaula Dam takes place, Sept. 25 it will mark the culmination of nearly a year of planning and coordination between the Lake Eufaula Association, the Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the surrounding communities

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Residents asked to help search for missing plane

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 9/19/2014 5:50:00 AM

The small airplane, a Piper Cub, hasn't been seen since taking off Tuesday in Headland. It never reached its destination in Eufaula. Crews have been searching Lake Eufaula and also on the ground

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Search enters Day 2 for plane missing in SE Alabama

Date: 9/18/2014 5:04:00 PM

Even Lake Eufaula and the Chattahoochee River are being searched, the latter by officials with the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resource. A command center is set up at the Abbeville Airport. Anyone in the public who notices any type of plane debris

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Two Retired Army Pilots Are Still Missing in Henry County


Date: 9/18/2014 3:55:00 PM

Unfortunately it was a false alarm and with day 2 of the search coming to a close. Multiple rescue crews are searching lake Eufaula for the missing pilots and plane. Family and friends have been gathered at the command post, anxiously waiting for any news

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Sludge in river isn’t oil after all


Date: 9/18/2014 2:11:00 PM

State and local agencies in Okmulgee County spent days searching for the source of a leak of some kind before it spread into Lake Eufaula. A slew of agencies were called in, including the Enviromental Protection Agency, the Department of Environmental

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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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