Mitchell Lake


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311.68 FEET
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Whitfield commissioners asked to speak out on fracking issue

The Daily Citizen Dalton now

Date: 10/24/2016 10:28:00 PM

Joe Cook, communications director for the Rome-based Coosa River Basin Initiative, told commissioners at a work session the law does not currently regulate hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, a process in which high-pressure water is injected

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Oxford’s Liberty Park nears completion

The Anniston Star

Date: 10/24/2016 4:27:00 PM

357 magnum revolver — and shot the police captain twice. Then he pushed the man into the trunk of his cruiser, drove the car into the Coosa River, and fled. Beard is one of three officers killed in the city police force’s history, Partridge said Monday

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Federal lawsuit filed against Oxford wastewater plant

Date: 10/24/2016 10:08:00 AM

The Choccolocco Creek, a tributary of the Coosa River, runs for more than 30 miles, and "may support the largest number of endangered and threatened species found in any Alabama waterway of comparable size," according to the Water Resources Center at

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Renew our Rivers cleanup on tap

The Gladsden Times

Date: 10/24/2016 12:06:00 AM

The Renew Our Rivers Neely Henry Lake cleanup is Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 on the Coosa River. Volunteers will meet at the city of Gadsden Boat Dock at 9 a.m. each day to pick up supplies. Volunteers should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Minors must have a

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Environmentalists question Georgia Power coal ash closure plans

Fish Wrap

Date: 10/23/2016 10:57:00 PM

No two will be alike.” Mitchell said he is comfortable that the one pond that will be left and capped at Plant Hammond, which sits near the Coosa River, will be safe from flooding. “It will be part of the permitting process as would any solid-waste

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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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