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On staph and swimming: experts advise proper precautions

St. Clair News-Aegis

Date: 7/30/2015 1:11:00 PM

After recent reports surfaced of children developing skin infections after swimming in Alabama lakes — including Logan Martin Lake — medical experts are advising swimmers to bathe after exposing their skin to natural bodies of water. In a story that

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Experts say size, cleanliness of river makes skin issues from Lake Martin unlikely

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 7/30/2015 4:39:00 AM

Recent reports of swimmers developing skin infections – including staph – after swimming in some Alabama lakes are highly unlikely for those who enjoy the waters of Lake Martin, some experts say. Over the last two weeks, child swimmers in Logan Martin

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Hancock County Speedway results

Globe Gazette

Date: 7/29/2015 3:14:00 AM

Cole Hall, Sheffield. Feature – 1. Heath Tulp, Belmond; 2. Chad Palmer, Renwick; 3. David Wickman, Emmetsburg; 4. David Smith, Lake City; 5. Derek Green, Granada, Minnesota. Heat 2 – 1. Wickman; 2. Palmer; 3. Green; 4. Smith; 5. Blake Cole, Nashua

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How to prevent a water illness


Date: 7/28/2015 11:30:00 PM

Are there hidden dangers in your local swimming hole? One family claims their child got a staph infection after swimming in Smith Lake in Cullman. The Alabama Department of Public Health says there is no definitive proof the child got the infection from

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Fort Bragg issues swimming reminder: Only in Lake Smith

Fayetteville Observer

Date: 7/28/2015 2:07:00 PM

"The only lake on Fort Bragg where people can swim is Smith Lake Recreational Area," Eppler said. "The area is inspected for safety and the water quality is tested on a regular basis." Eppler said that the main reasons for the prohibition are the lack of

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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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