Lake Eufaula


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186.91 FEET
Full Pool: 188.0
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Dine and Discover: Decomposition

Access Atlanta

Date: 10/27/2016 9:04:00 AM

Join Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Ranger Jerry Hightower in a hands on investigation of decomposing matter and discover the fascinating organisms and processes that recycle nutrients back into the ecosystems of Southeastern temperate forests

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Bainbridge angler wins AFT National Angler of the Year

The Post-Searchlight

Date: 10/25/2016 3:39:00 PM

Bainbridge angler Matt Baty won National Angler of the Year on the American Fishing Tour for the 2116 season after finishing in second in the national championship tournament on Lake Eufaula. Baty competes in division 114 of the AFT out of Sneads

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Alabama sides with Florida against Georgia in water wars

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 10/25/2016 2:04:00 PM

Alabama, not surprisingly, is throwing its legal weight behind Florida in an attempt to keep Georgia from using too much of the Chattahoochee River. A trial is set to begin Monday — Halloween — in Portland, Maine to determine whether Georgia

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Drill, baby, drill: Bellwood Quarry to become reservoir and park

Atlanta INtown

Date: 10/24/2016 1:11:00 PM

That conversion requires the drilling of a five-mile tunnel that will connect the reservoir with the Hemphill and Chattahoochee Water Treatment Plants, and the Chattahoochee River Intake. The area surrounding the reservoir will be developed into the city

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Fall Canoe Paddle

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Date: 10/23/2016 12:41:00 PM

Join CNC canoe guides on a Fall Canoe Trip. CNC Canoe guides willl lead you down the Chattahoochee River taking in the sounds of the river and its wildlife, and enjoy the cool breeze on our backs and the warm sunshine on our faces. CNC provides all

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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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