Lake Seminole


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Next phase to begin on city reservoir at Bellwood Quarry

Atlanta INtown

Date: 6/28/2016 2:44:00 PM

In September, the tunnel boring machine will start its five-mile journey to the Chattahoochee River, linking the river, the Hemphill and Chattahoochee Water Treatment Plants to a new 2.4 billion gallon water storage facility at the quarry. In March 2016

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It’s time for Independence Day fun and fireworks


Date: 6/28/2016 1:27:00 PM

The free show conducted by Phenix City Parks and Recreation begins at 7:30 p.m. on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. People are encouraged to bring a folding chair or blanket. An evening of live entertainment featuring contemporary Christian and

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New Georgia law allows ‘floating under the influence’

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 6/28/2016 6:38:00 AM

One nearby body of water where those who wish to float with an adult beverage or two is the Chattahoochee River. Since Memorial Day weekend, those wishing to go tubing have been able to do so through Shoot The Hooch, which is headquartered at Azalea Park

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Four gators captured at state park in south Georgia

Times Free Press

Date: 6/27/2016 8:03:00 PM

Most incidents have occurred along the coast. One exception was an attack at Lake Seminole, near Bainbridge, in the summer of 2000. Three friends were walking in four feet of water when an alligator bit one man's thigh. The men likely startled or stepped

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Despite incidents, gators pose low risk in Georgia

Thomasville Times-Enterprise

Date: 6/27/2016 5:58:00 PM

Most incidents have occurred along the coast. The exception was an attack at Lake Seminole, near Bainbridge, in the summer of 2000. Three friends were walking in four feet of water when an alligator bit one man’s thigh. The men likely startled or stepped

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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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