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124.60 FEET
8/21/2017
Full Pool: 125.0
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Stories of forgotten towns

Brewton Standard

Date: 8/16/2017 3:15:00 AM

During Claiborne’s decades of preeminence along the Alabama River, the town witnessed prosperity, growth, decline, disease and war. It was during the war years of 1861-65 that one of the most unusual stories of Southwest Alabama unfolds. During the

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Dragon boats to descend on northeast Alabama river

Washington Times

Date: 8/13/2017 8:32:00 AM

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Dragon boats racing will soon be churning up the water in an Alabama river. The Gadsden Times reports that 250-meter dragon boat races are being planned for Aug. 19 on the Coosa River. Organizers of the event say the key to success is

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Be Bear Wise Alabama

Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries

Date: 8/3/2017

With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears

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Raft Race will be canceled this Labor Day

The Selam Times Journal

Date: 7/31/2017 8:42:00 PM

Just two years after a long-time Selma tradition returned, the Alabama River Raft Race has been canceled. Organizer Victor Shaw said a series of events led to the cancellation, but the main reason is because of the liability that the permit placed him under

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What's happening in the River Region: July 28 - July 30

Al.com

Date: 7/28/2017 9:34:00 AM

It was written by Union Springs native Carolyn Christian. For a relaxing way to enjoy the weekend, why not book a cruise down the Alabama River on the Harriott II Riverboat? Cruises are offered on all weekend,and options include dinner cruises, a scenic

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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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