Mitchell Lake


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311.54 FEET
Full Pool: 311.9
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New Gadsden Riverwalk Park taking shape with new bridge installed

Date: 5/25/2016 3:17:00 PM

Shane Ellison is talking about the riverfront park being developed on the eastern bank of the Coosa River in Gadsden, adjacent to Coosa Landing and across the river from the city's boardwalk. Two weeks ago, workers used a giant crane to install a

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Local family catches rare Coosa River sturgeon

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Date: 5/24/2016 5:54:00 AM

Tim Taylor and his family have seen a real living dinosaur and lived to talk about it. Recently, the Taylor family Tim, Teresa and Aaron, who are Alexander City residents, were bank fishing on the Coosa River when Tim’s son snagged a fish on his wife’s

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Is the water safe to drink? Some east AL residents remain concerned


Date: 5/23/2016 3:54:00 PM

On a beautiful Monday, parents took their children to the Splashpad on the Coosa River. But many parents are concerned about the report. “It’s kind of bad especially with young children like they said women and infants,” Brooke Mathis said

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Birmingham Park & Recreation Board postpones 2016 Family Fishing Rodeo

Date: 5/23/2016 2:54:00 PM

The warning came out late Friday night as a precaution for areas in east and northeast Alabama, including: Gadsden Rainbow City Southside Centre Vinemont On a beautiful Monday, parents took their children to the Splashpad on the Coosa River. But many

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Alabama Power Company :; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Date: 5/20/2016 4:50:00 AM

Application Type: Recreation Plan. b. Project No: 2146-165. c. Date Filed: March 31, 2016. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company. e. Name of Project: Coosa River Hydroelectric Project

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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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