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Ala. firefighters spend hours battling blaze in silo holding 25,000 barrels of corn

The Republic

Date: 8/30/2014 8:49:00 AM

CULLMAN, Alabama — Firefighters spent hours battling a fire raging inside a large silo filled with thousands of barrels of corn. WHNT-TV reports ( the fire broke out late Friday in Lawrence County just north of Cullman. Authorities

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Alabama high school forced to close football stadium as unsafe after inspection

The Republic

Date: 8/29/2014 6:31:00 AM

CULLMAN, Alabama — A north Alabama high school won't get to play football games at home this year after an inspection showed the stadium isn't safe. Cullman County school superintendent Craig Ross says Fairview High School's stadium has structural damage

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Sweet Tater Festival 2-day event celebrates one of county’s top crops

Cullman Times

Date: 8/28/2014 4:00:00 AM

For those visitors from out of town who have GPS, the address is Smith Lake Park, 416 County Road 385, Cullman, Alabama. For more information, call 256-739-2228, or visit Contact Tony Leonardi at 256-531-7916 (days) or 256-747

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Blackwater club part of local bicycling boom throughout United States

Daily Mountain Eagle Online

Date: 8/24/2014 4:06:00 PM

We also do Prospect Road. And if somebody is training especially for hills, there are some good ones on the way to Smith Lake Dam. “But on a Tuesday and Thursday ride we might take Redmill-Saragossa, or come down Highway 124 through Townley

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Rainbow trout released at Lewis Smith Dam

Daily Mountain Eagle Online

Date: 8/22/2014 10:12:00 AM

LEWIS SMITH LAKE — When Lewis Smith Dam was completed in 1961, local environmentalists saw the opportunity for a coldwater fishery. A deep water intake above the dam keeps the temperature of the Black Warrior River below 70 degrees year round near

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• River: Black Warrior River
• Surface Area: 21,200 Acres
• Shoreline: 500 Miles
• Length: 35 Miles
• Volume: 1,670,700 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 944 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 66 Feet
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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