Smith Lake


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509.35 FEET
Full Pool: 510.0
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Drought precautions taken on three Alabama Power lakes - Press Release

Alabama Power

Date: 1/24/2018

Dry conditions this winter, which are forecasted to continue over the next few months, have affected streams that feed Alabama Power reservoirs. To help Alabama Power lakes reach summer levels later this year, the company sought and received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to temporarily store water at

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Annual B.A.I.T. report shows bass populations doing well in Alabama

Date: 12/19/2017 11:08:00 PM

Smith Lake was again 2nd overall--a fairly odd conclusion considering the Smith produces mostly spotted bass that are hard to catch and don't get nearly as big as largemouths. Guntersville showed improvements in four of five quality indicators in 2016

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Eye in the sky: City hires local aerial photographer

Cullman Times

Date: 12/18/2017 7:57:00 PM

You’ve probably seen some of his breathtaking views above Smith Lake or the raucous crowds at the Rock the South country music festival at Heritage Park. And with the Cullman City Council’s approval Monday of a contract with local drone photographer

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Auto supplier Bocar to invest $115M in Alabama plant with 300-plus jobs

Alabama Department of Commerce

Date: 11/16/2017 3:57:00 PM

“We know that they will be a successful part of our future moving forward,” he said. CULLMAN, Alabama – Royal Technologies Corp. today announced a $14 million expansion of its Cullman manufacturing operation, a project that will create

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Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

Date: 11/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (November

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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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