Lake Seminole

FLORIDA - GEORGIA


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76.76 FEET
8/26/2016
Full Pool: 77.5
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Governors work toward resolution of water war

Times-Herald

Date: 8/20/2016 3:54:00 AM

When the city of Atlanta was regularly dumping untreated sewage into the Chattahoochee River, Coweta and Newnan were foursquare against it. And we still have an interest in keeping the river clean and the flow adequate, not just because of aesthetics along

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5 ideas for getting away on Labor Day weekend

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Date: 8/19/2016 9:21:00 AM

That’s due in large part to its 1,500 unspoiled acres (a conservancy has worked with the Trust for Public Lands and the Upper Chattahoochee River Keepers to protect the area), where a historic interpretive center tells the story of this bucolic spot

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Movie now being shot in Harris County, with film industry ramping up in Columbus area

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 8/18/2016 3:29:00 PM

Closer to modern history was the detailed shooting of a sports car chase and ensuing crash into the Chattahoochee River from the 13th Street bridge in 2013. That potential cult classic was “Need for Speed.” Yet the best may lie ahead, with local movie

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Fla. man's wife may have had a hand in disappearance, mom says

New York Daily News

Date: 8/18/2016 1:40:00 PM

"From the minute he disappeared … I knew the police's explanation wasn't true," Williams said of her son, Michael Williams, whom authorities speculate was devoured by alligators after falling out of his boat while solo hunting in Lake Seminole near St

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Covington resident sets out on weekend gator hunt

Rockdale Citizen

Date: 8/18/2016 1:32:00 PM

COVINGTON — At sunset on Friday — 8:15 p.m. to be exact — Pat Campbell Jr. will launch a 15-foot Boston Whaler in the dark waters of Lake Seminole in southwest Georgia in search of an alligator. Alligators are a common sight in the 37,500 acres of

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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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