Tallapoosa River News

5/30/2018 10:28:00 PM
Times-Georgian
The Little Tallapoosa River near Bowdon, for instance, has received just under 3 inches of rain over the past seven days, according to the U.S. Geological Society. For example, Burke said that tractors can get stuck in the mud if there is too much rain ...

5/19/2018 6:48:00 AM
WSFA
Around 600 people are attending St. George's Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle, to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed. Louis Jordan was picking his mom up from work when he saw a stranger sitting in the heat. He went to his car and got an ...

5/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
Garden & Gun
The 41,150 acres of glistening water, formed in 1926 by damming the Tallapoosa River—creating, at the time, the largest man-made body of water in the world—are where Birmingham, Montgomery, and Auburn set up camp from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

4/24/2018 11:42:00 PM
al.com
With no more nights forecast to drop into the 30's and 40's, it's likely that fishing on North Alabama lakes will revert to the usual late spring patterns, with many bass already spawned out but still aggressively patrolling the shallows to guard their ...

9/25/2017
Donna Pate
With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After…

9/12/2017 10:06:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
I am here to build another bridge across the Tallapoosa River. But instead of concrete and wood, this bridge is built from trust and respect — and maybe some structural steel because of potential lawsuits and all — but mostly trust and respect!

9/1/2017
Alabama Power
Higher-than-normal rainfall this summer will enable Alabama Power to keep the level of Lake Martin higher for a few extra weeks into the fall. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s new 30-year license for Martin Dam allows the company to extend summer water levels at Lake Martin into mid-October, when…

8/23/2017 2:32:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
For Alexander City, having both the Tallapoosa River and Lake Martin nearby made bringing the exhibit to town a natural fit. In addition to the exhibit set up inside city hall during the month of October, Smith said historian John Kvoch would be speaking ...

8/10/2017 5:19:00 PM
alabamawx.com
Prattville, Millbrook, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Elmore, Coosada, Deatsville, Montgomery Zoo, Boylston, Bob Woodruff Lake, Emerald Mountain, Blue Ridge, Lagoon Park, Claud, Wetumpka Municipal Airport, Brassell, Wallsboro, Ware and Tallapoosa River

8/3/2017
Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
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 may…

8/1/2017 2:49:00 PM
KVUE
The Snellville, Ga., native was injured when a zip line that she was riding broke and plunged her into the Little Tallapoosa River, giving her a gash on her leg. • Vibriosis. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that live in coastal waters cause this type of ...

7/31/2017 9:14:00 PM
12news.com
The Snellville, Ga., native was injured when a zip line that she was riding broke and plunged her into the Little Tallapoosa River, giving her a gash on her leg. -Vibriosis. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that live in coastal waters cause this type of infection.

7/26/2017 8:29:00 PM
4 Traders
For more information, visit www.georgiapower.com/commercialsavings. 07/26 SOUTHERN: Volunteers set to clean Holt Lake Aug. 5 07/26 SOUTHERN: Volunteers set to clean Tallapoosa River Aug. 5

7/18/2017 6:40:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Since the Memorial Day weekend, three people have perished while kayaking along the Tallapoosa River. Just Tuesday, Charles Edward Stewart perished on the Tallapoosa River just below the Thurlow Dam and another reportedly victim made it out safely.

7/12/2017 2:36:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
The body of 31-year-old Charles Edward Stewart of Tallassee, Ala. was recovered from the Tallapoosa River Wednesday. A report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says Stewart, who was not wearing a flotation device, became displaced from his kayak on ...

7/9/2017 8:06:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
The overflow entered Whortleberry Creek before entering Oaktassa Creek to Hillabee Creek to the Tallapoosa River. “We estimate the character of the waste water when it entered Whortleberry Creek was diluted 20 times or more just because of the excessive ...

10/28/2016
Lake News
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a 7-day precipitation forecast. The southeast continental U.S. will remain a high-pressure region and no precipitation is forecasted. The Lake Martin area is currently in D3 - Extreme Drought status. The burn ban in Alabama remains in effect. There have…

7/5/2016
LakeMartin.com
Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3 Keith…

4/30/2016
Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

2/6/2016
Lake & River Promotions
Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Alabama...well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is happening on the Chattahoochee…

12/17/2015
Lake News
Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a 2011 request from Alabama Power to change the winter pool level from 480 Feet Martin Datum to 483 Feet Martin Datum. Additionally, the request contained a variance to possibly keep the level higher after Labor Day each year if there were sufficient…

12/17/2015
Alabama Power
New license raises lake level during winter, allows for extension of summer level when there is sufficient water The Federal energy Regulatory Commission (FeRC) today issued Alabama Power…

10/29/2015
Steve Northington
The problem we now face with modern Outboard and Inboard engines: It was bound to happen! Several years ago, four stroke outboard engines, and Electronic Fuel Injection technology took the Marine Service Industry by storm. Service Centers without sufficient knowledge and up to date equipment of these new technically…

6/5/2015
Alabama DCNR
On Saturday, June 6, Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 6-14. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to fish without a fishing license for a day in both…

3/28/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for…

2/19/2015
Discover Rivers
Fig Buttercup (Ficaria verna, formerly Ranunculus ficaria) is an early-blooming perennial with origins in Europe and northern Africa. It is also called Lesser Celandine, and it is sometimes confused with Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris). It has apparently been enjoyed in gardens for many years, mostly in the Northeast…

1/24/2015
Derrell Winowich
Yesterday marked a new and significant accomplishment for the business of craft beer in Alabama. Commercial brewery and brewpub members of the Aalabama Brewers Guild formulated a collaborative effort into a commerative beer for statewide release in March of this year. The effort marked the first time so many breweries in…

10/16/2014
Alabama Bass Trail
Decatur, AL – The Alabama Bass Trail is proud to announce two lakes have been added to the state’s popular fishing trail for 2015. The North Division welcomes Weiss Lake while the South Division welcomes Lake Martin. The additional two lakes bring the popular trail to 13 premier bass fishing lakes located…

9/11/2014
Lake & River Promotions
Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! This is the only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World - USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over to…

7/16/2014
Lake & River Promotions
The Grand Opening for the new Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy by Whitewater Express is Saturday July 19th in Phenix City, Alabama next to the 13th Street Bridge. Come out and enjoy the water with FREE ROLL CLINICS, 50% off STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) BOARD CLINICS, and KAYAK CLINICS. Also receive $150 of any KAYAK and $100 off any…

5/7/2014
Lake & River Promotions
Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the Opening to the Whitewater Course on the Chattahoochee River between Phenix City, Al. and Columbus, Ga. this weekend with events on both sides of the river. Check out the calendar on the Chattahoochee RiverFest website and come have some Free Fun!

3/20/2014
Jeff Harris
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2/3/2014
Alabama Power
Since its founding in 1904, Alabama Power has harnessed the clean energy potential of Alabama rivers through the creation of 14 hydroelectric facilities.

1/16/2014
Nicki Dozier
TowBoatUS Lake Martin Owner’s, Captain’s Jackson and Nicki Dozier, will be hosting the 2nd Annual OUPV Captain’s Course in February 2014. TowBoatUS will once again working with Sea School out of Atlanta to bring an instructor to Lake Martin to teach the class for our Local Residents interested in…

6/6/2012
Nicki Dozier
Earlier this year, Alexander City native Jackson Dozier moved back to the Lake Martin area to serve the boating public with his business, TowBoatU.S. Lake Martin. Now, he and his wife Nicki hope to expand on water opportunities in the area by partnering with Sea School to bring a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License course…

4/27/2012
Lake News
In the last year, a new technology has been added to many of Alabama’s state parks--wireless Internet. Alabama has embarked on one of the largest Wi-Fi deployments of any United States park system.While many people love to come to Alabama’s state parks to experience the beauty of nature, to relax, to hike, fish and explore…

5/31/2011 6:34:00 PM
LakesOnline.com

5/27/2011
ADCNR
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCYAgencies warn of hidden hazards in Alabama lakes and riversMemorial Day weekend typically kicks off the summer recreational boating season on our Alabama lakes and rivers. This season, swimmers and boaters will need to be especially aware of their surroundings. As a…

4/30/2011
LakeMartin.com
Community Q&A: Lake Martin Forum Lost and Found All counties around Lake Martin (Elmore, Coosa and Tallapoosa) have been designated eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance. Fore more information or to apply for assistance visit the FEMA.gov web site.A Message from Marine Police Captain Matt Brooks Lake Martin, the…

3/15/2011
Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the awarding of more than $13.5 million in competitive grants to 11 states for 16 boating infrastructure projects. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards these grants, which will help fund construction of docks, boat slips and other facilities to support recreational…

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