West Point Lake

ALABAMA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
632.61 FEET
3/27/2017
Full Pool: 635.0
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First game at Braves stadium coming March 31

Reporter Newspapers

Date: 3/23/2017 6:03:00 AM

Bauman referred to “baseball-mageddon,” while Mayor Rusty Paul only half-jokingly suggested a “Braves navy” of kayaks and boats that people could use to get to the stadium via the Chattahoochee River

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Chattahoochee River Hiking & Running Trails near Atlanta

atlantatrails.com

Date: 3/19/2017 11:09:56 PM

Hike the kid-friendly Riverside Trail at Chattahoochee Bend State Park, exploring the Chattahoochee River in a wildlife-filled, shady forest south of Atlanta. Hike the Sope Creek Trail to the ruins of a stacked-stone Civil War-era paper mill on the banks

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This week’s top stories from the Ledger-Enquirer | March 11 - March 17

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 3/17/2017 2:43:00 PM

Columbus, Georgia — we are officially open for business!” 4. Saturday Night Live skit takes jab at Chattahoochee whitewater course The Chattahoochee River whitewater course got an pop culture mention over the weekend during a Saturday Night Live skit

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Chattahoochee recreation area gets 55 acres bigger in Gwinnett

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 3/17/2017 12:42:00 PM

Thanks to the recent acquisition of a key Gwinnett County property, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is now 55 acres bigger. The Trust for Public Land and the National Park Service announced Friday the purchase of the property near Suwanee

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Helen hosts 28th annual trout tournament March 25

Gainesville Times

Date: 3/16/2017 10:04:00 PM

The Chattahoochee River running through the Alpine Village of Helen will be stocked with more than 400 pounds of fish for the Helen Trout Tournament. The 28th annual event will be from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Helen Chamber of Commerce

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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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