Lake Seminole

FLORIDA - GEORGIA


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76.71 FEET
9/24/2018
Full Pool: 77.5
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Chattahoochee upgrades would span from Lake Lanier to Newnan

Miami Herald

Date: 9/15/2018 8:04:00 AM

Backers of a wide-ranging plan to develop a network of parks and trails along a vast stretch of the Chattahoochee River say it holds the promise to transform the Atlanta metro region. The Chattahooche

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Chattahoochee master plan aims to recreate Beltline magic on river

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Date: 9/14/2018 3:24:00 AM

Advocates of an ambitious plan to develop a network of linear parks and trails along a vast stretch of the Chattahoochee River say it holds the promise to transform the metro region in the way the Bel

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On periphery of Friday night lights is a community

Marietta Daily Journal

Date: 9/11/2018 9:30:00 PM

Spending Friday nights on the banks of the Chattahoochee River watching high school football isn’t a bad place to be. In the early fall, before daylight-saving time, it is a beautiful site, with the g

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Who dumped about $2,000 worth of blue crabs into the Chattahoochee? ‘It’s an odd situation’

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 9/10/2018 12:03:00 PM

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating a Chattahoochee River mystery that has a lot of people scratching their heads. Hundreds of blue crabs, a salt-water delicacy native to the

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BassCats will compete on Lake Seminole Saturday, September 15

Bainbridge Georgia

Date: 9/10/2018 10:26:00 AM

Bainbridge, Lake Seminole will Host the first State Qualifier tournament at Big Jim’s Saturday September 15 starting at 5AM-4PM Junior and Senior Division students and teams will come from all over th

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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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