Smith Lake


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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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City Council approves alcohol license for Mae's Food Hall

Cullman Times

Date: 7/17/2017 6:39:00 PM

Approved second reading of Ordinance No. 2017 - 19 to annex the property located at 48 County Road 497 owned by Virgena Thornton into the city limits of Cullman, Alabama as R-1 Residential District. It received a favorable recommendation from the Cullman

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More rainbow trout stocked at Smith Lake dam

Cullman Times

Date: 7/9/2017 12:34:00 PM

If you harvest a tagged rainbow trout from the Sipsey Fork, it is important that you keep the transmitter tag and contact Sarah Walsh with Auburn University at, or 334-844-4231. With children out of school and families planning summer

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Trout tagging study in Sipsey Fork

Date: 7/8/2017 11:33:00 PM

Alabama Power Company and the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries made two stockings of rainbow trout in the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River below Smith Lake dam in June 2017. The fish were stocked on the Walker County side of the

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Sheriff's office steps up patrol on County Road 222 amid complaints

Cullman Times

Date: 7/7/2017 1:01:00 PM

Sheriff Matt Gentry said the sheriff's office has received complaints from citizens from Brushy Pond, Crane Hill, and up to Trimble about unsafe drivers along the winding road to Smith Lake. “This is the busiest time of the year on Smith Lake and in

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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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