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Ledger Inquirer: How to battle hydrilla without ruining your lake

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 9/15/2014 5:55:00 AM

That's what happened at Lake Eufaula, Ingram said. Faced with a growing hydrilla problem there a few years back, they introduced carp to the lake. Well, the carp did their job and ate a lot of the hydrilla, but they also ate much of the other good

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Florida oysters in crisis: 'Our industry needs to be shut down,' Apalachicola seafood rep says

Al.com

Date: 9/11/2014 5:51:00 PM

"I feel like until we get some relief with the water situation coming down the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee River, we're not going to see a very bright recovery until we get that resolved," Wiley said. Oyster harvests are not just down in Florida. Harvests

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s Sally Bethea to be saluted at 20th anniversary gala on Oct. 14

Saporta Report

Date: 9/11/2014 11:18:00 AM

The mission of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries for the people, fish and wildlife that depend upon it

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Police Officer Job - LaGrange Police Department - LaGrange, Georgia

Police one.com

Date: 9/11/2014 5:45:00 AM

The City of LaGrange is nestled in the Piedmont region of the Appalachian Mountains near beautiful West Point Lake, which offers over 500 miles of shoreline. LaGrange is also home to the oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange College, founded in 1831

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Clean water debate affects Chattahoochee River

Date: 9/11/2014

"Lawmakers in Washington are fighting a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency that affects the Chattahoochee River." "The Chattahoochee is a much cleaner river today thanks to increased efforts over the last few decades to eliminate pollution, but there is still more to be done." "We have trash," says RiverWarden

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Surface Area: 25,864 Acres
• Shoreline: 525 Miles
• 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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