Smith Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
507.93 FEET
7/2/2016
Full Pool: 510.0
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Dry conditions affecting summer lake levels

Alabama Power

Date: 6/27/2016

Despite an extremely wet winter season, the dry conditions that developed this spring have reduced the flows in rivers and streams that feed Alabama Power’s reservoirs. Summer heat and evaporation are also contributing to the reduced flows. In response to these conditions, Alabama Power has minimized water

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Summer heat requires anglers to take precautions with fish

Decatur Daily

Date: 6/22/2016 10:39:00 PM

“Live well maintenance is important,” said Rex Chambers, a Smith Lake and Guntersville bass guide who also is a tournament angler. “Unfortunately, that’s something a lot of guys forget about. They’ll fish tournaments on different lakes, and

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Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer

wbrc.com

Date: 6/9/2016 10:51:00 AM

It is this Saturday and Sunday at Cullman Archery Park located at 2312 County Road 490, Cullman, Alabama 35077. Bow Hunters of Alabama and Heritage Archery Club hosts the 5th Annual "Bow-Up Against Breast Cancer" 3-D Archery Tournament in support of breast

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County to pave nearly 30 miles of roads

Cullman Times

Date: 6/8/2016 3:44:00 AM

In 2015, the county hired Hudson Construction Company to micro-surface CR-437 from Interstate 65 at Good Hope to Smith Lake and CR-1718 in Holly Pond. The county has also applied for $11.8 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic

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Police report mild weekend of incidents

Cullman Times

Date: 6/1/2016 4:29:00 AM

Handley leaves behind a wife, three sons and one daughter. On Sunday morning, a boat fire occurred nearby Smith Lake Park, but no one was injured, said Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling. Alabama Marine Police were dispatched to the boat that reportedly

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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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