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Selma celebrates groundbreaking of new downtown 'butterfly' park


Date: 10/27/2016 4:16:00 PM

The play area is not only designed for children but for families and the community who want to stay fit and healthy and enjoy the view of the Alabama River and the Edmond Pettus Bridge

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Drought negatively impacting Black Warrior River

The Crimson White

Date: 10/26/2016 1:45:00 AM

“There is really no state response plan," he said. "The state declared a drought emergency without any follow up.” The Alabama River Alliance is now calling on citizens to reach out to Gov. Bentley and their state representatives and demand that action

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Lake Watch celebrates 25 years of service

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 10/18/2016 6:40:00 AM

Staying involved at the state level has helped to keep the volunteer-based group viable, said Cindy Lowry with the Alabama River Alliance. “It’s groups that stay involved with other groups and realize the environmental problems are not just in their

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Dawne Shand: “On Writing Science”

Date: 10/18/2016 3:53:00 AM

Letters from Alabama differs in remarkable ways. First, Gosse no sooner steps off his boat on the Alabama River before he sees slaves ploughing a field. “It was revolting to me to observe women engaged in this laborious occupation.” In the next

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Gov. Bentley should protect Alabama rivers by restricting watering during drought crisis

Date: 10/17/2016 7:00:00 AM

Across the state, Alabama's rivers -- such as the Cahaba River, the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River, the Paint Rock River, the Little River, and the Alabama River -- rivers that make Alabama one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, are

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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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