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Students practice their speech making skills at Rotary

The Post-Searchlight

Date: 12/6/2016 1:58:00 PM

Dawson Cottles explored all the benefits and attractions of Lake Seminole, including the history of Woodruff Dam. The Living Legend of magician David Copperfield, was the topic chosen by Caden Mayhew, who even demonstrated a magical trick he has mastered

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Lake Seminole Presbyterian celebrates ministry of Wierenga

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Date: 12/6/2016 1:03:00 PM

SEMINOLE – After 38 years of ministry, Pastor Robert Wierenga will retire this month. He has spent the past 12 years at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church. The church, which is located at 8505 113th St., will celebrate his career as a preacher during

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This Week In Golf Biz: Record LPGA Prize Purse, Caddyshack Yacht For Sale, $35 Billion Opportunity

Forbes

Date: 12/3/2016 8:55:00 PM

More than 100 U.S. national championships have been played on his courses, which include layouts such as Pinehurst No. 2, Aronimink, East Lake, Seminole, Oak Hills, Inverness and Oakland Hills. To read more stories like this one, “follow” in my profile

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Guest column: PSC works to keep rates low, energy flowing

Gainesville Times

Date: 12/2/2016 10:00:00 PM

That’s why the comprehensive study we approved in July for a potential nuclear-powered generating site south of Columbus along the Chattahoochee River will, among many things, take a closer look at those water questions. Here is the good news

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The water wars continue — for now

The Telegraph

Date: 12/1/2016 6:20:00 PM

But not all of the news about water in the state is good. The water wars that have been waged since Joe Frank Harris was governor over the Chattahoochee River, between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are still being fought — now in the hands of a special

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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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