West Point Lake

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
633.07 FEET
4/29/2016
Full Pool: 635.0
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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: 525 Miles
• Surface Area: 25,864 Acres
• Volume: 604,527 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 3,440 Square Miles
Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields, West Point Lake extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake's 500 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities.
The construction of West Point Dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962. Congress authorized the project for flood control, hydroelectric power, navigation, fish and wildlife development and general recreation.

West Point Dam controls flooding of the river by managing seasonal variations in water flow. The project provides water storage for navigation on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waterway, running 260 river miles from Apalachicola, Florida to Columbus, Georgia. The powerhouse's three generators produce enough power yearly to serve 24,000 homes.
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