Mitchell Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
311.55 FEET
4/20/2018
Full Pool: 311.9
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Alabama Power schedules dates for drawdowns on four lakes on the Coosa River to begin in September

Alabama Power

Date: 4/5/2018

Alabama Power has set tentative dates this fall for water-level drawdowns on Lay, Mitchell, Jordan/Bouldin and Neely Henry lakes, located on the Coosa River. Drawdowns give residents and contractors better lakebed access for permitted construction projects on the four lakes. The last drawdowns took place in 2013

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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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Recreational Property at Weiss Lake

Roger Griffeth

Date: 12/10/2017

Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property"

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Weiss Lake is Getting a Face Lift

Cathy Griffeth

Date: 11/18/2017

Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate

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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: Coosa River
• Length: 147 Miles
• Surface Area: 5,850 Acres
• Volume: 172,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 9,778 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 29 Feet
• Length: 14 Miles
Located just off I-65 and ten miles due east of the city of Clanton in central Alabama, Lake Mitchell is a 5,850-acre impoundment on the Coosa River with 147 miles of shoreline. The Lay Dam tailwater area at the upper end of the lake is a popular recreational area to many anglers with ample bank fishing access. Impounded by Alabama Power in 1922, an abundance of material left behind serves as fish habitat. Lake Mitchell is very fertile and supports high densities of sport fish and forage species. The lake was constructed to provide flood control, and supply hydroelectricity to central Alabama; however, the lake has become very popular for various types of recreation including boating, swimming and fishing.

Public boat ramps, private boat ramps, and several private marinas provide access to Mitchell Lake. Two popular boating access areas include Higgins Ferry on the west side of the lake and Barrett’s Fish Camp (launch fee) to the east, although several private marinas located on the lake also include boat ramps. Topographic maps of Lake Mitchell are available at local marinas and sporting goods stores.
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