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Sergeants association invites community to honor vets on Memorial Day weekend

Date: 5/24/2016 10:14:00 AM

To help celebrate Memorial Day in the Alabama River Region, members of the Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) are set to provide two opportunities for the local community to participate in Memorial Day events. On Saturday, May 28

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Youth leadership class holds graduation

The Selam Times Journal

Date: 5/13/2016 6:59:00 PM

It’s easy to forget that one of Selma’s top annual fundraisers, the Alabama River Chili Cookoff, is the result of Leadership Class XVIII. We want to thank the students who gave their time to be a part of the class. It’s always a good sign when a

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Montgomery Iron Chef Competition will feature WSFA Flavor


Date: 5/11/2016 7:42:00 AM

Organizers says it’s always a lot of fun. The cookoff starts at 4 p.m. at Riverfront Park along the Alabama River. All the money raised during the event benefits the Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders of Alabama Inc. There's a new measure to keep hair

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Auburn residents camp out for new Krispy Kreme grand opening


Date: 5/10/2016 8:43:00 AM

The countdown and camp out is now over at the new Krispy Kreme location in Auburn, where the grand opening happened Tuesday, May 10 at 6 a.m. Adam Brasher was the first customer at the new Krispy Kreme in Auburn. He camped outside the store for four days

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Robert and Todd Dent win Crappie Masters on Rend Lake


Date: 5/8/2016 5:21:00 AM

Crappie Masters moved from the beautiful Alabama River near Prattville, AL to Southern Illinois this week for the Rend Lake one-day national qualifier hosted by Ozark Rods. The May 7, 2016 event attracted 66 teams from 8 different states to compete for the

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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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