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Gee’s Bend Ferry to Get Million Dollar Upgrade

Date: 2/24/2017 6:50:00 PM

The announcement came at an event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ferry. The ferry takes people and cars across the Alabama River between Camden and Gee’s Bend. “The innovation that we’re bringing to the ferry that will provide it’s power

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Paying a visit to the quilts of Gee's Bend


Date: 2/22/2017 9:24:00 PM

We’d been hearing about Gee’s Bend for awhile. It’s southwest of Selma, Alabama, where a long, skinny finger of land sticks into the Alabama river, making a safe place to settle for a group of former slaves. Brought on ships, born into slavery

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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A Look Inside Montgomery’s Camp Hope

Date: 2/20/2017 8:45:00 PM

From the road, it doesn’t look like much, but in the woods, on the banks of the Alabama River you’ll find Camp Hope. It’s home to five people who are homeless and living in tents. “I’m not content living like this, I truly am not, I’d much

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Chili cookoff coming up

The Selam Times Journal

Date: 2/1/2017 5:01:00 PM

The Alabama River Chili Cookoff is only a few months away, and Selma-Dallas County Leadership Class XVIII is getting the final preparations underway for the sixth annual event. The event, to be held March 16 from 4-8 p.m. on Water Avenue, will feature

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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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