Lake Eufaula

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
187.80 FEET
7/29/2016
Full Pool: 188.0
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Fort Benning, local fire departments partner for rescue operation

The Bayonet

Date: 7/27/2016 8:46:00 AM

The Columbus and Phenix City Fire Departments joined with the Fort Benning Air Ambulance Detachment in a swiftwater hoist training exercise July 19 at the City Mills Dam on the Chattahoochee River. According to Maj. Brian Smith, Fort Benning Air Ambulance

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Isakson stops in Columbus on pro-jobs tour amid U.S. Senate re-election campaign

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 7/26/2016 7:44:00 PM

He also noted improvements in the downtown streetscape and the world-class whitewater rafting and kayak course developed on the Chattahoochee River. Asked what his schedule looks like over the next few months leading up to the November general election

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UGA Press publishes user's guide for the Broad River

Athens Banner-Herald

Date: 7/25/2016 3:01:00 PM

He grew up in Atlanta and said he spent many hours of his boyhood fishing and paddling on the Chattahoochee River. The books are a guide that paddlers can take on their treks along the rivers. The books “are portable and on water-resistant paper

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When seconds matter: Life jacket safety

WRBL

Date: 7/22/2016 4:09:00 PM

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Thousands will hit the Chattahoochee River this year, but what starts out as a fun outing could turn deadly in a matter of seconds. During the dog days of summer, it’s rare to not see boaters and kayakers out on the water. They’re all

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"Great Gators" at Landmark Park

WTVY

Date: 7/15/2016 7:26:00 PM

"They remove all the dead animals that would be at Lake Eufaula,” said Ward. “They are not there anymore cause these guys eat them. So, they play a definite role in nature that God put them here for." So educational programs like the ones at Landmark

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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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