Smith Lake


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500.04 FEET
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Military Rec: Time to jump into Smith Lake

Fayetteville Observer

Date: 11/28/2015 9:00:00 PM

Go jump in a lake. Smith Lake, to be exact, on Dec. 12 during the annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event gives people the chance to jump into Smith Lake Recreation Area's namesake body of water in what will likely be brisk temperatures, earning the "I

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Oscar Smith, Lake Taylor stay unbeaten, advance to football state semifinals

Daily Press

Date: 11/27/2015 7:36:00 PM

Oscar Smith survived a big Ocean Lakes comeback to beat the host Dolphins 29-19 Friday in a matchup of unbeatens in a Group 6A state quarterfinal. Seventeen penalties for 160 yards hurt the Dolphins (12-1), who cut a 20-0 late third-quarter deficit to 20

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Friday Fishing Report

Date: 11/26/2015 11:56:00 PM

He said the bass bite is off, except for spotted bass in the upper river channels; At Lewis Smith Lake, anglers are finding plenty of big spotted bass and stripers hanging around the herring schools at depths of 30 feet on

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Post has legacy of equestrian training

Fort Leavenworth Lamp

Date: 11/25/2015 3:24:00 PM

However, often overlooked just to the north across Smith Lake are five named buildings that witnessed honest-to-goodness Buffalo Soldiers. The buildings, Gruber and Muir Halls on Reynolds Avenue, Flint Hall on Gibbon Avenue, together with Funston and

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Boys Basketball: Scouting the Post-Tribune's Preseason Top 10

Chicago Tribune

Date: 11/23/2015 8:31:00 PM

Skyler Smith, Lake Central, senior, guard; Sasha Stefanovic, Crown Point, junior, guard; Jairus Stevens, Merrillville, senior, forward; Conner TenHove, Valparaiso, senior, center; D.J. Wilkins, Merrillville, senior, guard; Jaylen Williams, Bowman

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• River: Black Warrior River
• Length: 500 Miles
• Surface Area: 21,200 Acres
• Volume: 1,670,700 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 944 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 66 Feet
• Length: 35 Miles
Lewis Smith Lake (or Smith Lake) is located in North-Central Alabama about 20 miles northwest of Birmingham in state of Alabama (U.S.) counties of Cullman, Walker and Winston. The 300-foot high dam, completed in 1961 by Alabama Power Company, impounds the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River to form the lake. Smith Lake has a surface area of 21,200 acres, 500 miles of shoreline, a watershed area of 944 square miles, a retention time of 435 days, and a maximum depth of 264 feet. The western side of the lake's watershed is crowned by the 180,000-acre Bankhead National Forest, which blankets the deeply dissected southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau. The Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, Alabama's only Wild and Scenic River, flows through the Bankhead National Forest. The Sipsey Wilderness, Land of a Thousand Waterfalls, lies within the Bankhead National Forest and is home to Alabama's largest tree, a tulip poplar with a 21-foot circumference at its base.
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