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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies


Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Nix wins Tourism Professional of Year for Bloomin' Festival (Update)

Cullman Times

Date: 5/23/2017 5:15:00 PM

“I feel like the 2017-2018 is going to be a turning point for the Cullman area.” Three areas will be targeted going forward for tourism: Smith Lake, motor coach groups and agri-tourism, he said. Marketing Cullman as a host city, providing incentives

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FIRST ALERT UPDATE: Scattered showers, storms Tuesday


Date: 5/23/2017 12:40:00 PM

Saturday looks like the pick of the weekend so far with dry and hot weather. So far so good for those going to Smith Lake Park for the Memorial Day Festival, the Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival and the SEC game at noon. On Sunday morning, the chance for

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Alabama Power : Volunteers set to clean Smith Lake in Walker County May 15-16

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Date: 5/5/2017 7:39:00 AM

What: The annual Renew Our Rivers Smith Lake cleanup in Walker County begins Monday, May 15 and ends Tuesday, May 16. Volunteers should report at 8:30 a.m. at Smith Lake Dam parking lot each day. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes

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Work on Lindsey Road begins Tuesday

Cullman Times

Date: 4/30/2017 3:05:00 AM

Reid Road is also scheduled to be microsurfaced during the week of June 5, officials said. County Road 437 from I-65 to Smith Lake is an example of a road that’s been microsurfaced. It was the county’s first road to receive the treatment in 2015

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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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