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125.40 FEET
5/22/2017
Full Pool: 125.0
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R.E. Bob Woodruff Reservoir News

5th Annual Riverbend BrewFest Kicks Off

alabamanews.net

Date: 5/19/2017 8:18:00 PM

“Originally we did this on Saturday afternoons down at the riverfront and last year we decided to move it to Friday evening and move it up on top of the hill to catch a little of that great breeze coming off the Alabama River. It worked great. Friday was

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Ken Hare's Natural Alabama: Birding road trips are also about freedom

WSFA 12

Date: 5/19/2017 3:05:00 PM

One of my favorite local places to bird is an island off the Alabama River just north of Montgomery. Not only will you find lots of birds there, but you might also bump into a former congressman and mayor of Montgomery clearing brush. One of my favorite

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Study Affirms Forever Wild's Impact

Courier Journal

Date: 5/18/2017 12:44:00 PM

Tennessee and Alabama river systems. “In addition to those concrete numbers about the economy, you have stories in local communities about how they were able to take Forever Wild lands and were able to market them to bring in people for recreational

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Ken Hare's Natural Alabama: Sometimes weather good for birds, but not birding

WSFA 12

Date: 5/6/2017 9:56:00 AM

One of my favorite local places to bird is an island off the Alabama River just north of Montgomery. Not only will you find lots of birds there, but you might also bump into a former congressman and mayor of Montgomery clearing brush. One of my favorite

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Float your Boat Race and Festival

WSFA 12

Date: 5/3/2017 6:36:00 PM

Each team of five will build a boat out of supplies given to them the day of the event. Once the boat is built it will be put to the test in the Alabama River. Awards will be given to the winners in different categories. The cost to participate is $500 per

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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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