Lake Eufaula


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Full Pool: 188.0
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Birding in Georgia

Audubon Magazine

Date: 4/28/2016 10:54:00 AM

Most of the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge is located west of the Chattahoochee River in Alabama, but the 1,000-acre Bradley Unit is on the Georgia side. It can be accessed by a side road off Highway 39, about nine miles north of Georgetown. No vehicles

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Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Gainesville Times

Date: 4/27/2016 12:30:00 AM

But recouping the already substantial investment could go any number of ways. The state still wants the reservoir to augment flow on the Chattahoochee River downstream of Lake Lanier. Former commissioner Steve Gailey, running for the chairman’s seat

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River Canoe Trips on the Chattahoochee River

Access Atlanta

Date: 4/24/2016 11:43:00 AM

Each trip is led by a CNC naturalist and offers a unique introduction to the ecology of the Chattahoochee River. Your naturalist will enlighten you as to the cultural and natural history of the river, citing important ecological relationships and

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Catching postspawn West Point bass

Athens Banner-Herald

Date: 4/21/2016 10:59:00 PM

It has a lot of good spawning pockets off the Chattahoochee River and numerous major feeder creeks. Mike Morris started club fishing in 1974, and he has also done well in a lot of tournaments over the years. Mike always fishes both federation Top Six

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Sweep the Hooch's 15.4-ton haul obliterates record

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 4/21/2016 10:35:00 PM

The results are in for the sixth annual Sweep the Hooch, a one-day, multi-site cleanup event April 9 in the Chattahoochee River watershed in metro Atlanta. A record 15.4 tons of trash was removed by 532 volunteers who walked, waded and paddled at 40

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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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