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Birmingham area tornado had 120 mph winds, weather service says

Date: 6/22/2017 3:26:00 PM

The rain is expected to begin to taper off tonight as Cindy moves northward, but scattered rain and storms could persist past midnight west of the Alabama River. Rain continued to fall over parts of central Alabama on Thursday, and a flash flood watch

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Shoals Earth Month: Songwriters sing for the river

Times Daily

Date: 6/21/2017 10:24:00 PM

The event includes a farm-to-table meal prepared by University of North Alabama culinary arts instructor Chef Lewis Yuille, a tour of the hall of fame, an address by keynote speaker Mitch Reid of the Alabama River Alliance and entertainment from four succe

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Ken Hare's Natural Alabama: Public fishing lakes also good spots to see birds


Date: 6/16/2017 6:59:00 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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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies


Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Angler wins team tournament fishing solo

Date: 5/23/2017 11:14:00 PM

Last weekend's Alabama Bass Trail event on the Alabama River at Prattville had an unusual outcome, with one angler fishing solo in the 2-person team event and winning the $10,000 first prize for the heaviest five-bass catch. Stan Hallman, who had partnered

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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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