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Baby alligator found in Smith Lake

CBS 42

Date: 4/19/2017 8:36:00 AM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT)– The temperatures are up and many people

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Parents warn about electric shock drownings after 2016 death of teen

CBS 42

Date: 4/18/2017 8:24:00 PM

Jimmy and Casey Johnson lost their 15-year-old daughter Carmen at their house on Smith Lake last year. “Easter Sunday was one year exactly that we lost Carmen,” said Jimmy Johnson, Carmen’s father. Johnson said his daughter died after water entered a

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What is electric shock drowning? Family of teen killed in Alabama lake warns about shock danger

Date: 4/18/2017 11:38:00 AM

About a year before Darling and Whipple died, Carmen Johnson, a 15-year-old Priceville High School cheerleader drowned after being electrocuted at her family's boat dock on Smith Lake in Winston County on April 16, 2016. Since then, Carmen's parents

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Local artist creates jewelry from vintage objects

Date: 4/13/2017 8:49:00 AM

Propelled by her newly-discovered love for online journaling and social media outlets, she connected with one of her favorite places to shop for design finds, Southern Accents Architectural Antiques in Cullman, Alabama, and became their go-to source for

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Country Festivals to See in 2017


Date: 4/5/2017 1:00:00 AM

Rock the South (June 2-3, Cullman, Alabama): Rock the South started in 2012 as a charity event to support those affected by the deadly tornado outbreaks that hit Cullman and the surrounding areas in April, 2011. Since its inception, Rock the South has

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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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