Lake Seminole

FLORIDA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
76.66 FEET
4/23/2017
Full Pool: 77.5
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Neal Dunn Working to Appeal Water War Ruling

mypanhandle.com

Date: 4/20/2017 7:15:00 PM

That decreases the flow of water down the Chattahoochee river, which flows into the Apalachicola river. Experts blame the water shortage for killing Franklin County's oyster industry. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on the issue soon

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Georgia Attorney General visits Columbus

WRBL

Date: 4/20/2017 5:44:00 PM

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Thursday Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr was in town speaking at the Chattahoochee River Club. The Attorney General spoke inside a room full of attorneys and other members of the bar. Carr addressed everything from the water wars to

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Chattahoochee park visits, spending down but still big

Reporter Newspapers

Date: 4/20/2017 4:21:00 PM

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area’s estimated visits and economic impact declined more than 10 percent last year, but the park is still a major contributor to the local economy, according to an annual federal report. The park system drew

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Activists to state: Don’t allow bear hunt in 2017

St. Augustine Record

Date: 4/19/2017 2:47:00 AM

The wildlife agency also provided $825,000 to a dozen Florida counties, including Orange, Lake, Seminole and Volusia in Central Florida, to increase the use of bear-resistant trash bins. Easy access to discarded goodies in household garbage is considered

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‘It was awesome to win on my home wave’: Smiths Station teen wins kayaking title

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 4/18/2017 2:25:00 PM

The event was held on the Chattahoochee River at the Whitewater Good Wave in front of RiverWalk Island. “It was awesome to win on my home wave,” Mason said. “I train down here all the time.” There were eight kayakers in his category and three were

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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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