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Smith Lake Improvement v. FERC

Law 360

Date: 9/26/2014 12:39:00 PM

The D.C. Circuit on Friday refused to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's relicensing of a Southern Co. unit's hyrdoelectric plant in Alabama, saying landowners opposed to the relicensing terms waited too long to file their petition with the

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LOCAL RUNNING NOTEBOOK

Franklin News Post

Date: 9/24/2014 6:38:00 AM

For information, call Nikki Custer, (540) 483-9293. 5K trail race is a part of SML Oktoberfest MONETA -- The Smith Lake YMCA will stage a 5K trail race as part of the lake area's second annual Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 4. The race starts at 10:30

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Chamber hosts annual breakfast meeting

Daily Mountain Eagle Online

Date: 9/24/2014 6:00:00 AM

“It’s all about partnerships,” she said. Lewis also briefly mentioned the chamber’s role in hosting the inaugural Alabama Bass Trail championship on Lewis Smith Lake next month. The chamber will also host an FLW bass tournament in March

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Farmers prep for great pumpkin weigh off

Elkin Tribune

Date: 9/24/2014 5:07:00 AM

“Danny Vester has done what most of us only dream of. A couple weeks ago he broke the North Carolina state record with a 1,296-pound pumpkin weighed in Cullman, Alabama.” Now, that’s a lot of pumpkin spice lattes. Although Morris said that while the

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County Commission passes $48.6M budget, includes 3 percent raise for employees

Cullman Times

Date: 9/24/2014 4:15:00 AM

Authorized $15,486.75 to Specialty Pools for repairs to the pool at Smith Lake Park. County Parks Director Doug Davenport said the water in the pool is not turning over at the recommended rate of three times a day. The repairs will include replacing the 10

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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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