Smith Lake


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Full Pool: 510.0
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Crowd loved car show

Ogle County News

Date: 8/17/2017 10:01:00 AM

Photo by Zach Arbogast Dennis Grove's 1948 Chevy Pickup Truck, "Pop's Moonshine Delivery," was a popular attraction all the way from Cullman, Alabama. Photo by Zach Arbogast Perfect skies and mild temperatures made for a great day at the Polo Chamber of

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Be Bear Wise Alabama

Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries

Date: 8/3/2017

With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears

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School board eyes future of Smith Lake land

Cullman Times

Date: 7/31/2017 8:02:00 PM

The Cullman County Board of Education discussed the possibilities for its Section 16 land at Smith Lake Monday as new alcohol sales and a proposal to build a road and boat launch potentially increase its value. The school board tossed around ideas for the

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No local oversight, tax revenue from Smith Lake alcohol sales

Cullman Times

Date: 7/28/2017 2:03:00 PM

Newly legal alcohol sales may be bringing money to Smith Lake, but dry Cullman County isn’t getting any more local tax revenue from it or regulating its first licensed on-premises restaurant. The Cullman County Commission contends it doesn’t have the

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Military rec: Registration open for fall youth sports

Fayetteville Observer

Date: 7/23/2017 5:44:00 AM

The trip makes for a long day, with the group leaving the Outdoor Recreation office at Smith Lake Recreation Area at 4 a.m. and returning at 11 p.m. The cost is $149 per person per trip, which includes transportation and fishing gear. The trips are open to

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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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