WEST POINT LAKE
Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields, West Point Lake extends 35
miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The
lake's 500 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing,
camping, boating and other recreational activities.
The construction of West Point Dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of
1962. Congress authorized the project for flood control, hydroelectric power,
navigation, fish and wildlife development and general recreation.
West Point Dam controls flooding of the river by managing seasonal variations
in water flow. The project provides water storage for navigation on the
Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waterway, running 260 river miles from
Apalachicola, Florida to Columbus, Georgia. The powerhouse's three generators
produce enough power yearly to serve 24,000 homes.
Corps of Engineers
||3,400 sq. mile
|Length of Dam