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12/7/2016
Full Pool: 125.0
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Work to start on riverwalk

The Selam Times Journal

Date: 12/3/2016 3:12:00 PM

Construction is expected to start in 2017 with a pier overlooking the Alabama River next to the Bridge Tender’s House on Water Avenue. The pier will be a part replica of the former draw bridge. “We are very excited because we know that riverfront is

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Elias returns to Elite Series through Legends Exemption

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 12/2/2016 6:12:00 AM

In 1982 he won the Bassmaster Classic on the Alabama River and has been fishing in the Elite Series since its inception in 2006. During the 2016 season, however, his standing suffered and he failed to gain enough Angler of the Year points to qualify for

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The Great Montgomery Nutcracker opens Friday at Davis Theatre

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 11/28/2016 10:19:00 AM

The Great Montgomery Nutcracker opens Friday at Davis Theatre Alabama River Region Ballet will present its 2nd annual “The Great Montgomery Nutcracker” at the historic Davis Theatre in downtown Montgomery. Check out this story on montgomeryadvertiser

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Low water exposes debris in northern Alabama rivers, lakes

m.washingtontimes.com

Date: 11/26/2016 2:35:00 PM

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - Low water and the drought are creating dangerous areas for boaters on lakes and rivers in northern Alabama. WAAY-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2flGSND ) debris that is normally underwater is now exposed in the Tennessee River. Alabama

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Sabel Steel still growing after 160 years

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 11/23/2016 12:29:00 PM

A framed invoice from the mid-19th century shows a list of furs the company was trading along the Alabama River at that time. More recent pictures show how much the company has grown lately – aerial shots of other Sabel Steel plants in Louisiana

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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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