West Point Lake

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
West Point Lake
USACE West Point Dam and Lake.jpg
Location Troup County, Ga., and Heard County, Ga., and Chambers County, Ala.
Coordinates 32°55′07″N 85°11′17″W / 32.9185°N 85.188°W / 32.9185; -85.188Coordinates: 32°55′07″N 85°11′17″W / 32.9185°N 85.188°W / 32.9185; -85.188
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Chattahoochee River
Primary outflows Chattahoochee River
Catchment area 3,400 sq mi (8,800 km2)
Basin countries United States
Max. length 35 mi (56 km)
Max. width 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface area 25,900 acres (10,500 ha)
Average depth 12 ft (3.7 m)
Max. depth 70 ft (21 m)
Shore length1 525 mi (845 km)
Surface elevation 625 ft (191 m)
Settlements near West Point, Ga.
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

West Point Lake is a man-made reservoir impounded by the West Point Dam, a dam built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Chattahoochee River that provides flood control and hydroelectric power. It also provides a reservoir for water to aid the navigation of the lower Chattahoochee. The reservoir extends for about 35 mi (56 km) along the Chattahoochee River near the Alabama-Georgia state boundary.

External links[edit]

Satellite image