Lake Seminole

FLORIDA - GEORGIA


Lake Level
76.97 FEET
1/19/2018
Full Pool: 77.5
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Fishing Tournaments

The Augusta Chronicle

Date: 1/18/2018 8:56:00 PM

Next: Feb. 10, FLW/TBF Georgia State Tournament, West Point Lake; Feb. 17, Georgia BASS Nation High School Tournament, Lake Seminole. Bart Blackburn and Speedy Gambrell, five bass, 21 pounds, 4 ounces. Paul Gettys and Russell Clark, five bass, 20 pounds

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USA Freestyle Kayaking National Championships returning to Columbus

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 1/16/2018 12:39:00 PM

The announcement was made Tuesday by Columbus Georgia Whitewater. The event on the Chattahoochee River will again coincide with Paddle South, a celebration of the popular paddling location. The preliminary competition will be April 14 from 1 p.m. – 10 p

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Florida, Georgia water war reaches nation's highest court

Fox News

Date: 1/15/2018 9:22:00 PM

The Corps manages five dams along the Chattahoochee River under congressional direction. It abides by an operations manual that Miell says “looks at transportation, water supply, flood control and endangered species.” As a result of the Corps’ high

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Hundreds fill streets to remember legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 1/13/2018 12:22:00 PM

while more than three dozen marched with the Community of Concerned Clergy down Broad Street across the Chattahoochee River. “It is important that we come together as a community to celebrate and have this festival atmosphere to learn just a little bit

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Photos: Touring Atlanta’s Bellwood Quarry, before its transition to a public park

Curbed

Date: 1/11/2018 3:03:00 PM

In 2016, the city’s aptly named Driller Mike began a $300 million tunnel-boring mission between the Chattahoochee River and Hemphill Water Treatment Plant that links to the quarry. Meanwhile, a $26 million Phase 1 initiative is underway to make the

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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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