West Point Lake News

7/11/2018 4:45:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
This weekend figures to be a fun one at Pyne Road Park, as hundreds of locals take part in the third annual West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race. The race includes 30 teams made up of 20 paddlers each. Ea...

7/8/2018 4:33:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
The group started picking up trash at Hollis Hand Elementary on Country Club Road and continued along West Point Lake. Litter on the side of the road washes into nearby West Point Lake. West Point Lak...

7/6/2018 5:50:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
The third annual West Point Lake Dragon Boat Race will take place July 14 at Pyne Road Park. The annual race benefits Harmony House Domestic Violence Shelter. Thirty local teams made up of 20 paddlers ...

7/6/2018 3:55:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is offering a concert cruise on West Point Lake on Thursday, July 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join us aboard the Miss Sally floating classroom for an evening sunset cruise on We...

7/3/2018 10:48:00 AM
LaGrange Daily News
However, there is an element to Jacobs’ profession unlike most others. When not in the office, Jacobs can generally be found on West Point Lake, leading educational programs for classes from local schools or coordinating the organization’s efforts ...

7/2/2018 6:13:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
The annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show will take place later in the day at Pyne Road Park overlooking West Point Lake. Gates open at 10 a.m. The Kid’s Play Zone will open at 4 p.m. Food vendors will be selling a variety of food and refreshments.

7/2/2018 12:06:00 PM
North Fulton
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — A routine training exercise became a real rescue mission when the Johns Creek Swiftwater team assisted seven people stranded on the Chattahoochee River July 22. Johns Creek Fire Department crews were in the middle of training that ...

6/28/2018 9:11:00 PM
“It is truly an amenity that can't be built. More than 430 mi. long, the Chattahoochee River rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and flows southwesterly toward the Alabama state line. It ultimately merges with the Flint River and other ...

6/27/2018 2:25:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
Our neighbors to the south are claiming victory in a longtime fight over water from Lake Lanier. Florida claims Georgia is using too much water and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the judge who heard details in this decade long ...

6/23/2018 8:21:00 PM
Top Summer Getaways
Nestled in the heart of a quiet residential neighborhood in Buckhead, this offshoot of the extensive Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area has two entry points and nearly 4 miles of trails, with options for both novices and advanced hikers alike.

6/17/2018 4:35:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
The stakes were raised as the second annual West Point Lake Life Poker Run was held Saturday. The event was held to fundraise for maintaining the West Point Lake Solar Buoy Program. “We pay for the lights through fundraisers and grant, and through the [U ...

6/15/2018 6:48:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
The US Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Lake announced this week that it is waiving the day-use fee at Earl Cook Recreation Area over Father’s Day weekend, June 15 – 17. Earl Cook Recreation Area is located at the end of Lower Glass Bridge Road ...

6/15/2018 10:27:00 AM
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Facebook has posted that the river is safe to enter once again. After immense flooding from Subtropical Storm Alberto, it is finally safe to go inside the Hooch for recreational summer fun. The U.S. Army ...

6/14/2018 4:24:00 PM
VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) - An urgent warning from East Alabama Fire District as two teen kayakers needed rescuing Thursday morning from the Chattahoochee River near Riverview Boat Ramp. Thank goodness the two teens were wearing life jackets or the rescue effort ...

6/12/2018 5:56:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Residents and visitors alike have seen trash and debris in West Point Lake and the Chattahoochee River, but efforts are being made to make that litter less prevalent. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a major cleanup effort in September ...

6/11/2018 6:43:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
With temperatures rising, locals and visitors alike have begun to visit West Point Lake more often, but some have found the trash in or near the lake to be less than welcoming. According to the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the U.S. Army Corps of ...

6/7/2018 8:57:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers considers the Chattahoochee River to be unsafe when Buford Dam releases water from Lake Lanier on its regular schedule, so it may not be a surprise that those concerns are heightened after recent storms. The corps has been ...

6/7/2018 1:19:00 PM
Atlanta Daily World
For 40 years, the Possum Trot 10K has allowed runners to take part in a great race while helping save animals and all along the beautiful banks of the Chattahoochee River. This year, the race gets running June 16 at 7 a.m. This is an Official AJC ...

6/7/2018 3:45:00 AM
Here is a friendly reminder that you probably should steer clear of the Hooch this weekend. The flooding in Helen affected the water levels along our stretch of the Chattahoochee. The Buford Dam, which controls the water level on our stretch of the Hooch ...

6/6/2018 9:39:00 PM
Gwinnett Daily Post
A scenic spot where residents could take a stroll or do some fly fishing in the shadow of Buford Dam has been closed because of ongoing water releases designed to relieve Lake Lanier. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the closing of Lower Pool ...

6/5/2018 5:49:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Despite a popular video of an alligator at West Point Lake from 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said that is the only one confirmed report of the reptile species in the area in recent years. “This is not a common occurrence here at West Point ...

6/5/2018 3:53:00 PM
Officials are warning people to stay off Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River. Recent rains have caused the lake and river to swell making it dangerous for even the most experienced swimmers and paddlers. As a result, fifteen of the sixteen swimming ...

6/3/2018 7:47:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
“We have a lunch for them. This is our sixth annual event here at West Point Lake, and we are having a great time.” More than 50 veterans registered for the event, and even with heavy showers early in the day, 34 still participated “When they come ...

6/2/2018 6:15:00 PM
The Muscogee County Coroner's Office has confirmed the identity of the man who drowned following a whitewater rafting trip in the Chattahoochee River June 2. 46-year-old Alvin Lino was a resident of Marietta, GA who met his family in the Fountain City for ...

5/31/2018 3:57:00 PM
The Fresno Bee
The Army Corps of Engineers says despite high water levels, it's still safe to swim or boat in Georgia's Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River. The Corps tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement that water must be released out of Buford Dam ...

5/31/2018 3:18:00 PM
CBS Atlanta
Right now the Chattahoochee River has 10 times more water than it normally does. The Army Corps of Engineers are releasing water from Lake Lanier All this extra water comes from the recent rains causing Lake Lanier to exceed its summer pool level by nearly ...

5/24/2018 5:26:00 AM
Mother Nature Network
Kayakers emerge from mist on the Chattahoochee River north of Atlanta. (Photo: Russell McLendon) That may only be a drop in the bucket, but what if similar mass cleanups happened every month or every week? That's actually why we have holidays like this ...

5/24/2018 4:38:00 AM
All of the rain across the Chattahoochee Valley is not just causing problems on the roads, it is also causing an issue on the water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the water levels on West Point Lake have risen to 'full pool.' Because of that, the ...

5/22/2018 12:50:00 PM
Daily Mail
A Centers for Disease Control employee whose body was found in a river six weeks after he went missing, has been ruled a suicide. Timothy Cunningham's body was recovered from the west bank of the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta on April 3 - more ...

5/14/2018 8:21:00 AM
The City of Atlanta could shell out $100,000 to help develop a multi-use trail along the under-appreciated Chattahoochee River. That is, if Atlanta City Councilman Dustin Hillis’s new legislation passes a council vote Tuesday. The piece of the $1.5 ...

5/11/2018 8:23:00 AM
The Business Journals
The city of Atlanta would contribute $100,000 toward a $1.5 million trail that would run along the Chattahoochee River for 100 miles under an ordinance introduced by Councilman Dustin Hillis. The Chattahoochee River Greenway would extend from Lake Lanier ...

5/3/2018 6:37:00 PM
LaGrange Daily News
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will hold a sunset jazz cruise on West Point Lake on Friday, May 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 pm. The cruise will take place aboard the Miss Sally floating classroom and will feature an evening sunset cruise on West Point Lake and the ...

5/3/2018 8:09:00 AM
WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) – The City of West Point has issued a boil water advisory following a major water main break. At this time, residents may experience low pressure or up to no water. “The City apologizes for any inconvenience during this time and ...

5/3/2018 7:58:00 AM
They say water pressure may be low but will return soon. Water Boil Advisory is still in effect until further notice. WEST POINT, Ga (WRBL) --Officials say a major water main has broken in West Point, and repairs are in progress. Officials say it is being ...

5/2/2018 12:27:00 PM
LaGRANGE, Ga (WRBL) - Two LaGrange women invite the community to join them in what's become an annual tradition--a National Day of Prayer observance. All faiths are welcome to attend the event on Thursday, May 3, the National Day of Prayer. Linda McGill ...

5/1/2018 1:17:00 PM
A coalition of public safety experts, and representatives from local clubs like Kiwanis, hosted a panel discussion Tuesday morning to remind the community that, while they can enjoy activities out on the Chattahoochee River, they need to understand the ...

5/1/2018 12:25:00 PM
All public access will be closed for the West Point Dam, Anderson Day Use Park, the Powerhouse road and the lower portion of West Point Lake from the dam, north, to river channel buoys 9 and 10 to ensue safety and security for the soldiers participating in ...

4/28/2018 9:40:00 PM
USA Patch
The event covered over 100 miles of the Chattahoochee River and tributaries with over 40 cleanup locations from the headwaters above Lake Lanier south to West Point Lake. The TSW team focused on cleaning Nancy Creek in Brookhaven's Murphey Candler Park.

4/28/2018 2:16:00 PM
Dothan Eagle
I hate it, but I feel Congresswoman Martha Roby has stepped in it again with her reply about funding aviation at Fort Rucker. She touted her position on the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations and let us know that she was able to get Fort Rucker ...

4/25/2018 1:56:00 PM
Mother Nature Network
Armed with trash bags and grabber tools, a team of volunteers from Georgia Aquarium set out on a rainy Saturday to remove trash from local spots within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The effort was part of Sweep the Hooch day ...

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