Lake Seminole

FLORIDA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
78.59 FEET
1/23/2019
Full Pool: 77.5
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Dog Owners Warned: Canine Distemper found at Fort De Soto Park

WFLA News Channel 8

Date: 1/21/2019 4:42:00 PM

“Canine distemper can be very dangerous with a 50 percent mortality. It really depends on how that animal is affected by the virus,” said Lake Seminole Animal Hospital Veterinarian, Dr. Veronica Brene

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Flooded roads and land plague Jackson County

Dothan Eagle

Date: 1/10/2019 1:05:00 PM

Gemini Loop from address numbers 7780 to 7764 and from 7549 to Williams Road is closed. Detour by taking Curlee Road to Lake Seminole Drive. Josephine Road is closed until further notice except for lo

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Flooded roads and land plague the county

Dothan Eagle

Date: 1/10/2019 1:05:00 PM

Gemini Loop from address numbers 7780 to 7764 and from 7549 to Williams Road is closed. Detour by taking Curlee Road to Lake Seminole Drive. Josephine Road is closed until further notice except for lo

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Volunteer power during the shutdown: “We’ve got to help take care of our (National) park.'

WSB Radio

Date: 1/9/2019 8:52:00 PM

There's not yet a serious problem of trash over-flowing containers along and inside the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. But that could soon change says Sally Bethea, board president of t

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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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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