LOCAL LAKES

 

 

31°37′10″N 85°4′15″W

Walter F. George Lock and Dam

LocationAlabama–Georgia border,
United States

Coordinates31°48′N 85°8′WCoordinates: 31°48′N 85°8′W

Primary inflowsChattahoochee River

Primary outflowsChattahoochee River

Basin countriesUnited States

Surface area45,181 acres (182.8 km2)

Average depth15–18 feet (4.6–5.5 m)

Max. depth100 ft (30 m)

Shore length1640 mi (1,030 km)

Surface elevation190 ft (58 m)

The Walter F. George Lake, named for Walter F. George (1878–1957), a United States Senator from Georgia, is formed on the Chattahoochee River along the border between Alabama and Georgia. It is also widely known by the name, Lake Eufaula — particularly in Alabama, where the state legislature passed a resolution on June 25, 1963, to give the lake that name.[1] The 46,000-acre lake extends north about 85 miles (140 km) from the Walter F. George Lock and Dam (31°37′10″N 85°4′15″W) and has approximately 640 miles (1,030 km) of shoreline. Popular activities along the lake include camping and trophy fishing.

The lake is primarily controlled by the US Army Corp of Engineers. The states control several other protected lands along the lake, including the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge and Lakepoint State Park in Alabama, and Florence Marina and George T. Bagby state parks in Georgia.

The flooding of the land in the area covered numerous historic and prehistoric sites associated with Native American culture. Indigenous peoples had lived along the river for thousands of years. The unincorporated area of Oketeyeconne, Georgia, which historically had a majority of Native American residents, was evacuated in the 1950s to allow creation of the lake.

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