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11/26/2014
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Shady Grove Baptist Church to host joint Thanksgiving service

Hartselle Enquirer

Date: 11/18/2014 1:00:00 PM

The unit planned their annual Ladies Retreat for Fri., Dec. 5, at the Red Rooster Inn at Smith Lake. Sixteen members enjoyed refreshments and fellowship. Forrest Chapel United Methodist Church’s worship team meeting was Wed., Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. the

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More drowned towns: What was saved, what was lost when creating Alabama's man-made lakes

Al.com

Date: 11/12/2014 7:10:00 AM

"Both lakes had been built by damming a stream of running water, same as Logan Martin and all other Alabama lakes .... Avondale Lake, originally known as Waites' Lake, was "created from the outflow of a cluster of ice-cold springs near old U.S. 231 South

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Sunday Fishing Report

Al.com

Date: 11/9/2014 3:00:00 AM

Cooler weather is a big plus for the spotted bass action at Lewis Smith Lake, as well as for the stripers. Both are schooling on bluebacks on points and bluff walls--catch them on topwaters early and late, and on swimbaits and vertical jigging lures in the

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Georgia Sues Army Corps of Engineers Over Allatoona Water Supply

Patch

Date: 11/7/2014 12:30:00 PM

Water in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin basin flows from Georgia through Alabama to Mobile Bay. The suits are not related to any litigation between Florida and Georgia regarding the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin

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Chasing rainbows--Alabama's only year-round trout fishery

Al.com

Date: 11/2/2014 5:56:00 AM

Thanks to an agreement with Alabama Power, operator of the dam at Lewis Smith Lake, which controls the cold water outflow from this deep, clear, 21,000-acre lake west of Cullman, a minimum flow of water is kept moving down the river on a daily basis year

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• River: Black Warrior River
• Surface Area: 21,200 Acres
• Shoreline: 500 Miles
• Length: 35 Miles
• Volume: 1,670,700 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 944 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 66 Feet
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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