Mitchell Lake


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311.75 FEET
Full Pool: 311.9
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Fracking rules would tighten limits on drilling in Georgia

Daily Item

Date: 2/9/2017 5:57:00 AM

“We can’t frack in Georgia with the laws that exist now and have clean water,” Joe Cook, with the Coosa River Basin Initiative, said Wednesday. “The legislation does not say you can’t frack on your property,” he added. “It says that if you

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Registration Opens For 125-Mile Paddle Trip on Etowah River


Date: 1/31/2017 6:51:00 AM

Paddle Georgia's 2017 event will benefit Rome-based Coosa River Basin Initiative and Canton's Upper Etowah River Alliance. CARTERSVILLE, GA -- Registration is now open for the country's largest week-long canoe and kayaking adventure along the Etowah River

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Week-long canoe, kayak camping trip taking on Etowah River

Forsyth News

Date: 1/30/2017 3:25:00 PM

Along the way, the event has generated more than $400,000 for river protection. Coosa River Basin Initiative in Rome and Upper Etowah River Alliance in Canton will be the local groups benefitting from this year’s trip. Registration fees are $425 for

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Study identifies the Southeast’s most diverse and imperiled waterways

Date: 1/30/2017 8:33:00 AM

The greensaddle crayfish (Cambarus manningi) is found in 5 sub-basins of the Middle and Upper Coosa River system in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Photo credit: Guenter Schuster. The Mapleleaf (Quadrula quadrula) is a fairly widespread species in

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Paddle Georgia 2017 registration begins today

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 1/29/2017 4:00:00 PM

Along the way the event has generated more than $400,000 for river protection. The Coosa River Basin Initiative based in Rome and the Upper Etowah River Alliance based in Canton will be the local groups benefitting from this year’s event. The Etowah

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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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