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FLORIDA - GEORGIA


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78.65 FEET
10/19/2018
Full Pool: 77.5
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Hurricane Michael: Georgia's lone death is 11-year-old girl

The Palm Beach Post

Date: 10/13/2018 3:25:00 PM

Sarah and her 12-year-old brother were staying with their grandparents near Lake Seminole for fall break when Michael hit the area hard. “We knew Michael was coming, but we had no idea it was going to

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Jim Woodruff Lock & Dam Survives Ground Zero

DVIDSHub

Date: 10/13/2018 3:11:00 PM

LAKE SEMINOLE, Ga. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District project, the Jim Woodruff Lock & Dam, suffered tree damage and is resolving power issues, but it survived the impact of Hurricane

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Jim Woodruff Lock & Dam Survives Ground Zero from Hurricane Michael

United States Army

Date: 10/13/2018 1:00:00 PM

LAKE SEMINOLE, Ga. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District project the Jim Woodruff Lock & Dam, suffered some damage and is dealing with power issues, but it survived the impact of Hurrica

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Hurricane Michael updates: Death toll rises to 17 as 'tremendous number' unaccounted for in hard-hit Florida

WBAL

Date: 10/13/2018 9:15:00 AM

In Georgia, an 11-year-old girl, Sarah Radney, was killed when part of a metal carport crashed into her family's trailer in Lake Seminole and struck her in the head, local officials said. Her official

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Hurricane Michael 'an absolute monster,' says governor as death toll rises

NBC News

Date: 10/12/2018 5:21:00 PM

Officials didn't say whether anyone else was in the car. An 11-year-old girl was killed near Lake Seminole, Georgia, when a metal carport used for boats was picked up by wind, crashed through the roof

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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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