Mitchell Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
311.85 FEET
6/23/2017
Full Pool: 311.9
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Doctor eye’s health of local creek home to threatened species

Wetumpka Herald

Date: 6/20/2017 4:46:00 PM

The Alabama Department of Conservation lists the creek as the only marine habitat off the Coosa River for the stippled studfish, or the fundulus bifax. It says the species is native and restricted to the Mobile River Basin, with others found in the

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Alabama's Best Steakhouses: FIRE Steakhouse in Wetumpka

Al.com

Date: 6/18/2017 6:34:00 AM

The quiet, dimly-lit restaurant is located between the hotel's pool and a gorgeous patio view of the Coosa River. Our hostess sat us at what she says is the most splendid table in the house, promising us a nice sunset once the evening hours rolled in

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Commission discusses Scenic River Trail partnership

Shelby County Reporter

Date: 6/14/2017 2:35:00 PM

There is a 60-mile stretch of the Coosa River with no campsites, Couch said, including 52 miles of property owned by the county. Couch said county parks, such as Beeswax, or marinas are potential locations for campsites, which would be marked and

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

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

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Second Alabama City Files Suit Against Carpet Manufacturers

FloorDaily.net

Date: 5/22/2017 4:11:00 AM

Centre is the second Alabama city to file such a suit, following Gadsden. The two cities sit side by side on the banks of the Coosa River. The suit names the following companies as defendents: 3M Company, Aladdin Manufacturing Corporation,Apricot

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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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