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Water Resources Outlook (February 2019)

Todd Hamill

Date: 2/7/2019

Water Resources Outlook (February

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Then-and-now Selma poster earns elite national award

WSFA

Date: 6/20/2018 4:31:00 PM

It features Selma's historic Edmund Pettus Bridge spanning not only the Alabama River but more than a half-century of time. It blends a black and white photo of 1960s civil rights marchers with a current, color photo void of any people or vehicles

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A look into the Cahaba River and what it will take to conserve it

al.com

Date: 6/5/2018 5:08:00 AM

then eventually south through the Black Belt before joining the Alabama River on its way to the Gulf. All the rain that falls over that area winds up in the Cahaba, and it's getting there faster thanks to the huge amounts of paved and hardened surfaces

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Wetumpka is a place of learning, history

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 5/30/2018 4:56:00 PM

Wetumpka is the birthplace of the mighty Alabama River, sitting at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers. Its history goes back to French colonial days when Fort Toulouse was founded in 1714 as the farthest north trading point from Mobile

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• River: Alabama River
• Surface Area: 12,510 Acres
• Volume: 234,200 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 16,300 Square Miles
• Length: 80 Miles
Jones Bluff Reservoir (also known as R. E."Bob" Woodruff Lake) impounds the Alabama River between Montgomery and Selma in central Alabama. The Army Corps of Engineers built the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam to create a 12,510 acre reservoir that provides navigation, hydroelectric power generation, and recreation. Jones Bluff is a riverine impoundment; meaning much of the reservoir is confined to the historic river channel. Its low retention time and water storage capacity often result in frequent winter and spring flooding. Locals still refer to it as the Alabama River; however, numerous creeks have been flooded, providing a wide variety of fishing opportunities.

Its level fluctuates minimally, the lake is an ideal spot for recreation activities. Woodruff Lake was made possible through the construction of the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam which was completed in 1975. The dam backs up the river to a minimum depth of nine feet from the upper end of the William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir to the Alabama Power Company's Walter Bouldin Dam on the Coosa River. The project's power plant at R.F. Henry produces enough electricity to serve approximately 45,000 homes. Woodruff Lake offers such activities as fishing, boating, water skiing, picnicking, camping swimming and hiking.
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