Mitchell Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
311.87 FEET
7/21/2017
Full Pool: 311.9
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Alabama Power hosts Logan Martin Lake public education forum

St. Clair News-Aegis

Date: 7/13/2017 2:26:00 PM

Another source for information on water quality is the Coosa River Keepers app, which offers a free swim guide for areas all over the country. The public can download the app at www.coosariver.org/swimguide and receive test results via email or text every

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Alabama Dept. of Health advises against eating certain fish species in annual report

ABC 33/40 News

Date: 7/10/2017 5:48:00 PM

In East Alabama, high mercury levels and PCB contamination have been found in certain fish in the Coosa River Basin. Officials say *at-risk groups should not eat any king mackerel, shark, swordfish, or tilefish. They should also limit white tuna to just

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Local woman honors drowned son with donation of lifejackets

Wetumpka Herald

Date: 7/7/2017 12:41:00 PM

“I had an officer tell me about the water,” Lewis said, gesturing toward the Coosa River, “ ’It looks really good on top, but once you get underneath that calm, it’s pure hell.’ “Not only do you need knowledge, but you need a lifejacket

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Friends remember Navy veteran and friend after death in Coosa River kayaking incident

CBS 42

Date: 7/5/2017 3:55:00 PM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) (WIAT) — Friends and family are remembering the life of Zachary

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Bacteria levels improving but still present in Coosa River

WSFA 12

Date: 6/29/2017 3:32:00 PM

The Coosa Riverkeeper, a river conservation group that works to protect the Coosa River and its tributaries, announced Thursday that all water testing sites have shown improvements in the level of bacteria present. Over the past weekend, the River Region

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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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