Lake Seminole

FLORIDA - GEORGIA


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77.13 FEET
5/24/2017
Full Pool: 77.5
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Plan shows 44 miles of possible bike trails

Times-Herald

Date: 5/21/2017 1:38:00 AM

The west platform area is flatter and will have trails for beginners to intermediate riders. Those trails will provide the only views of the Chattahoochee River. The north platform area will have a backcountry feel and also be fairly forgiving, Doane said

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Small Fry to Go: Flagler students operate fish hatchery

Daytona Beach News-Journal

Date: 5/17/2017 9:25:00 AM

“We actually got eggs, and we saw them hatch and we watched them grow. Then we released them into the Chattahoochee River in Georgia.” This spring, they’re raising a different species: striped bass. These hybrids, the same as those released annually

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Three big events to crowd into downtown Columbus the first weekend in June

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 5/16/2017 3:37:00 PM

1100 block of Broadway from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 2. Bay Avenue between 11th Street and the Chattahoochee River Club from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. While Broadway will be closed in two different blocks on Friday, the cross

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Digging for answers: History buff searching for Trail of Tears site

tribuneledgernews.com

Date: 5/15/2017 8:16:00 AM

“There were Cherokee all through this area because this was their nation,” he said. “From the Chattahoochee River all the way to Alabama was their country.” He said the long-lost fort serves as a symbol of loss for the Cherokee who were displaced

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FSU students get feet wet studying Apalachicola River

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 5/13/2017 12:29:00 PM

Students participated in kayaking at Lake Seminole, birding in the Apalachicola National Forest, and hiking at Torreya State Park. All recreational outings were offered at no cost to students thanks to collaborative partnerships with Big Bend Sierra Club

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• River: Chattahoochee River
• Length: 376 Miles
• Surface Area: 37,500 Acres
• Volume: 367,320 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 17,150 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
• Length: 35 Miles
Lake Seminole is a reservoir located in the southwest corner of Georgia along its border with Florida. The Chattahoochee and Flint rivers join in the lake, before flowing from the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, which impounds the lake, as the Apalachicola River. Alligators, snakes and various waterfowl are present in Lake Seminole.

The Federal Government has been improving navigation along the Apalachicola River since the early 1800's. Between 1828 and 1831, the Corps of Engineers removed obstructions from the river to provide for shallow draft vessel traffic. In 1874, the project was modified to provide for improvement of the Apalachicola River to secure a channel 6 feet deep at low water and 100 feet wide throughout its length. Passage of the 1945 River and Harbors Act authorized a 9 by 100 foot channel to be constructed on the Apalachicola River, the Chattahoochee River segment to Columbus, Georgia and the Flint River segment to Bainbridge, Georgia.

In 1953, a resolution was adopted by the House Committee on Public Works for the development of the ACF River Basin. The Walter F. George,George W. Andrews and Woodruff Lock and Dam - Lake Seminole projects were authorized for navigation, power generation and stream flow regulation. Recreational facilities at the lakes were authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944. The lakes have been operational since 1963.

Jim Woodruff Dam was the initial project of the authorized plan for improvement of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint Rivers in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

The Jim Woodruff Dam is located on the Apalachicola River about 1000 feet below the confluence of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers which unite to form the Apalachicola River, and is at the Georgia - Florida State line. It is approximately 3200 feet up stream from the U.S. Highway 90 Bridge over the Apalachicola River and is visible from the bridge. The dam is accessible by road and is located approximately 1 mile northwest of Chattahoochee, Florida.
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