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Alabama Power
Alabama Power Shorelines made updates to some of their "Lake Conditions Messages" this morning.COOSA RIVER LAKE WEISSTake Notice: Due to higher than expected rains received, Weiss Lake level could now approach 572 around Tuesday, February 26. We will continue to refine this projection. Spill gates are open. Individuals…

Alabama Power
COOSA RIVER LAKE WEISSTake Notice: Weiss Lake level could rise to near 570 as early as Sunday, Feb 24. Additional rains or other conditions could change this projection. Spill gates are open. Individuals with boats and water-related equipment and facilities should be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their…

Alabama Power
Heavy rains forecast this week could cause Alabama Power lake levels to rise in the coming days. The National Weather Service has predicted cumulative rainfall of three to six inches across the state with higher amounts possible in some locations. The rains could result in some Alabama Power storage reservoirs on the…

Todd Hamill
Water Resources Outlook (February 2019)

Patsy Mercer
Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be increased by…

Alabama Power
Heavy rains forecast into the weekend and early next week could cause Alabama Power lake levels to rise in the coming days. A flash flood watch is in effect through Friday afternoon for a significant portion of the state, with additional rains and thunderstorms forecast for Sunday and Monday. The rains could result in…

6/23/2018 3:18:00 AM
The Cullman Times
Early plans for this year’s annual July 4th festivities in the Cullman area are shaping up with a pair of traditional fireworks celebrations — one in the City of Cullman; the other at Smith Lake. Sponsored by Desperation Church and hosted by Cullman ...

6/7/2018 4:17:00 AM
The Moulton Advertiser
Now that summer is almost here many people will be out enjoying the beautiful bodies of water of North Alabama, including the Tennessee River and Lewis Smith Lake, but while a day on the water can be a lot of fun, it can also be dangerous if you do not ...

5/29/2018 10:20:00 AM
You can find the monument in Cullman Veterans Memorial Park, address 1544 Sportsman Lake Road N.W., Cullman, Alabama 35055, located off Highway 31 in Cullman, Alabama at the entrance of Sportsman Lake Park.

5/25/2018 7:45:00 PM
We found David Butler cleaning off his dock Friday and getting ready for Memorial Day weekend on Smith Lake in Cullman. He's hoping the weather cooperates. He also keeps a check on the electrical work around his dock to make sure it doesn't lead to ...

5/24/2018 1:51:00 PM
The Cullman Times
They accept donations, which can be sent to VFW Post 2214, 112 Veterans Drive Southwest, Cullman, Alabama 35055. All donations are tax deductible. You must be logged in to react. Click any reaction to login.

5/1/2018 4:30:00 PM
Decatur Daily
MOULTON — Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said a county crew searched Smith Lake for five hours Saturday afternoon but found no signs of a Moulton woman who has been missing 24 days. Jennifer Marshell White, of Market Street, was last seen about 1 ...

4/30/2018 1:02:00 PM
Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, brought a 13-pound, 13-ounce, limit of bass to the weigh-in stage Sunday to win the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine with a four-day cumulative total of 20 bass weighing 64 pounds, 9 ounces.

4/29/2018 1:42:00 PM
The search for a woman missing since April 8 has now moved to the Smith Lake area, according to WHNT. Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell told the station rescue crews are coming the area looking for Jennifer Marshell White, the wife of Moulton City ...

4/28/2018 10:26:00 AM
Weather Underground
Above: Craig Mann of Cullman, Alabama, displays the hailstone he collected in nearby Walter on March 19, 2018, that measured over 5” in diameter (officially 5.38”), thus entering the record books as the largest hailstone ever collected in Alabama history.

4/28/2018 7:57:00 AM
Pro David Williams of Maiden, North Carolina, caught five bass Friday weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces, to extend his lead at the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine. Williams' two-day total of 10 bass weighing 34 pounds even gives him a 3 ...

4/26/2018 3:15:00 PM
Jake Burkey took his blue 1985 K-5 Blazer named Babe on the show. Jake owns Busted Knuckle Off-road, which used to operate out of Augusta, but he recently moved to Cullman, Alabama. He says the off-roading community in the CSRA is very close. "Augusta ...

4/25/2018 3:24:00 PM
WINSTON COUNTY, Ala. -- It's been two years since 15-year-old Carmen Elizabeth Johnson drowned at Smith Lake. Johnson was with her family when they say she was electrocuted in the water while swimming near a boat dock. In an effort to keep other families ...

Alabama Power
What: The annual Renew Our Rivers Lay Lake cleanup at the Gaston Steam Plant is Saturday, April 7. Volunteers should report at 7 a.m. to Richey’s Resort at the steam plant on Highway 25. Local coordinators will have signs to direct traffic. Volunteers should wear long pants, boots and a long-sleeved shirt. Minors…

Alabama Power
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 higher…

National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

Donna Pate
With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After…

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
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 may…

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (July 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (June 2017)

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (May 2017)

Alabama Power
Drought precautions expanded on Alabama Power lakes Drought conditions that began last fall persist across many parts of Alabama, and limited rains combined with early vegetation growth continue to pose a challenge as Alabama Power prepares to raise lake levels for the summer. Higher-than-normal temperatures have led to…

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr. Pruitt…

Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017.

Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016.

Lake News
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a 7-day precipitation forecast. The southeast continental U.S. will remain a high-pressure region and no precipitation is forecasted. The Lake Martin area is currently in D3 - Extreme Drought status. The burn ban in Alabama remains in effect. There have…

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Alabama Power
Despite an extremely wet winter season, the dry conditions that developed this spring have reduced the flows in rivers and streams that feed Alabama Power’s reservoirs. Summer heat and evaporation are also contributing to the reduced flows. In response to these conditions, Alabama Power has minimized water releases…

Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

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