Mitchell Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
311.62 FEET
6/28/2016
Full Pool: 311.9
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Dry conditions affecting summer lake levels

Alabama Power

Date: 6/27/2016

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

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Alabama Power : FERC Receives Application for Coosa River Project in Alabama

4 Traders

Date: 6/22/2016 4:53:00 AM

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Non-Capacity Amendment of License. b. Project No: P-2146-199. c. Date Filed: June 9, 2016. d

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Acts lined up for July's First Friday in Gadsden

Al.com

Date: 6/21/2016 1:13:00 PM

The Gadsden Etowah Patriots Association's fireworks display will take place Monday, July 4, at 9 p.m. over the Coosa River. Pets are not allowed at First Friday

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Coosa paddlers find decades-old mussels on Day 2

Fish Wrap

Date: 6/20/2016 10:44:00 AM

The Conasauga River is a part of the Upper Coosa River Basin, which is home to 27 mussel species, six of which are federally protected. On the river Sunday, paddlers found a host of species, but the star of the show was the large and heavy-shelled

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Calhoun County drinking water unaffected by recent EPA advisory, officials say

The Anniston Star

Date: 6/17/2016 3:35:00 PM

Frank Chitwood, staff riverkeeper at Coosa Riverkeeper an organization focused on conservation, protection, restoration and promotion of the Coosa River, said the two compounds are emerging pollutants. They are just now starting to become a problem because

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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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