Mitchell Lake News

7/19/2018
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook - July 2018

6/20/2018 2:17:00 PM
The Clanton Advertiser
The scales were tipped with some mighty catfish during the Third Annual Coosa River Catfish Round-up on June 9-10. All the fish were caught on the various surrounding bodies of water, including Lake Mitchell, Lay Lake and Jordan Lake. The event was able to ...

6/6/2018 6:58:00 PM
Nooga.com
Recently, 30,000 striped bass fingerlings were stocked in the Coosa River upstream from Weiss Lake to supplement the existing population, which has experienced a decline in recent years. This stocking is a cooperative effort between the Georgia Department ...

6/4/2018 2:14:00 PM
The Clanton Advertiser
The Third Annual Coosa River Catfish Round-up will be held on June 15-16 at Higgins Ferry Boat Ramp. The 24-hour event will begin at 6 p.m. on June 15 and end at that time the next day. Sponsorship money from the tournament will be donated to Butterfly ...

6/3/2018 1:23:00 AM
Rome News-Tribune
Despite requests from officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Rome-Floyd County Fire Department to cancel the float, organizers with Coosa River Basin Initiative made the call to go ahead. However, that call resulted in the inability ...

5/22/2018 11:38:00 PM
al.com
Some 30,000 striped bass fingerlings were recently stocked in the Coosa River above Weiss Lake to supplement the existing population, which has experienced a decline according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR).

5/20/2018 2:39:00 PM
The Cullman Times
Authorities are actively searching for the driver and any possible passengers in the Coosa River after a vehicle drove off the Meighan Bridge in Gadsden. We're told the car went off the bridge between 2:15 and 2:30 this afternoon. The bridge is located on ...

5/19/2018 9:24:00 PM
Rome News-Tribune
The forest in Rome sits off the Coosa River below the Shorter University campus and features a number of rare and endangered flora. The Nature Conservancy, Friends of the Marshall Forest along with family and friends of the late Robert Weed help maintain ...

5/17/2018 10:12:00 AM
Yellowhammer News
On the banks of the Coosa River, a federally endangered woodpecker continues to hold its own, with a little help from friends. For more than 30 years, Alabama Power Company biologists have worked to protect and expand red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW ...

5/3/2018 5:23:00 AM
Rome News-Tribune
On June 2, the Coosa River Basin Initiative looks to put the Etowah River in the Guinness World Records book by creating the “longest line of water inflatables” during Rome’s Big Float. The record to break is a 543-foot-long line of more than 100 ...

5/1/2018 4:13:00 PM
Rome News-Tribune
On June 2, the Coosa River Basin Initiative looks to put the Etowah River in the Guinness World Records book by creating the "longest line of water inflatables" during Rome’s Big Float, according to a press release. Last week, CRBI received confirmation ...

4/24/2018 11:42:00 PM
al.com
With no more nights forecast to drop into the 30's and 40's, it's likely that fishing on North Alabama lakes will revert to the usual late spring patterns, with many bass already spawned out but still aggressively patrolling the shallows to guard their ...

4/17/2018 4:55:00 PM
Thomasville Times-Enterprise
land protection organization, Boys and Girls Clubs in Dalton and Rome, the Chatsworth Water Works Commission and Forsyth County will be recognized Thursday with the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s Greenie Awards for their outstanding efforts to protect ...

4/5/2018
Alabama Power
Alabama Power has set tentative dates this fall for water-level drawdowns on Lay, Mitchell, Jordan/Bouldin and Neely Henry lakes, located on the Coosa River. Drawdowns give residents and contractors better lakebed access for permitted construction projects on the four lakes. The last drawdowns took place in 2013. Here is…

3/13/2018 5:51:00 AM
Bham Now
The resolution calls for the establishment of two campsites at Beeswax Creek Park on Lay Lake in Wilsonville and one at Gorman Park on the Coosa River in Vincent. The sites will have a maximum of two-night stays for campers. The Alabama Scenic River ...

1/24/2018
Alabama Power
Dry conditions this winter, which are forecasted to continue over the next few months, have affected streams that feed Alabama Power reservoirs. To help Alabama Power lakes reach summer levels later this year, the company sought and received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to temporarily store water at higher…

12/10/2017
Roger Griffeth
Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property".

11/18/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/5/2017 1:13:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
One unidentified citizen addressed the council about whether, if adopted, the new speed limit would apply to the boat ramp area on the west side of the Coosa River. “We don’t own that,” Willis said. “That’s owned by the state and I believe any ...

10/4/2017 6:29:00 PM
wvgazettemail.com
Holiday darters are 2 inches long and are found in the Coosa River watershed in Alabama and in the upper Conasauga, upper Coosawattee and upper Etowah watersheds in Georgia and southeastern Tennessee. The tiny fish are threatened by sprawl, dams ...

10/3/2017 11:19:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
The Coosa River Basin Initiative’s annual Harvest Moon Paddle is set for Thursday night, Oct. 5, on the Coosa River. The 6-mile nighttime paddle coinciding with the full moon will launch from Heritage Park in downtown Rome at about 7:45 and arrive at ...

10/3/2017 10:34:00 AM
Environment Energy Publishing
Less than 2 inches long, the fish lives in the Coosa River basin spanning parts of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. "The condition of the trispot darter is an indicator that habitat conditions, stream flows and water quality are declining in the Coosa River ...

9/29/2017 7:33:00 AM
Patch
Rivers Alive is a unique, hands-on opportunity for citizens to learn more about the Coosa River watershed and help improve the quality of the area's drinking water. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness and involvement in the preservation of ...

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

9/25/2017 4:45:00 PM
SavannahNow
“Around the state, businesses and communities are making a difference for clean water,” said Joe Cook, advocacy and communication coordinator with Coosa River Basin Initiative, a Georgia Water Coalition member organization. “These may seem like small ...

9/25/2017
Donna Pate
With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After…

9/24/2017 8:14:00 PM
SavannahNow
“Around the state, businesses and communities are making a difference for clean water,” said Joe Cook, advocacy and communication coordinator with Coosa River Basin Initiative, a Georgia Water Coalition member organization. “These may seem like small ...

9/21/2017 4:40:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
There’s still time to register your child for the Miss Christmas on the Coosa pageant. The pageant will be held Oct. 28 for all age groups. Scholarships will be awarded up to $1,500 for Miss Christmas on the Coosa. Registration before Oct. 2 is $50 ...

9/14/2017 1:58:00 PM
alabamawx.com
Logan Martin and Neely Henry lakes on the Coosa River, as well as water flows in the Coosa and Tallapoosa river basins, are the factors evaluated by the company to determine whether higher levels can be maintained at Lake Martin beyond Sept. 1.

9/14/2017 9:21:00 AM
Phys
The Painted Rocksnail, a small snail from the Coosa River system, has been mistakenly identified as other species for over 100 years. In a study published in the open access journal ZooKeys, scientists Dr. Nathan Whelan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

9/13/2017 5:00:00 PM
Science Daily
Researchers determined that reports of the Painted Rocksnail outside the Coosa River system in Alabama were misidentifications. They found that the species is rarer and more restricted than previously thought. Alabama has some of the highest diversity of ...

9/12/2017 12:43:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
Weekend for the Etowah begins Saturday, Sept. 16, with the Etowah River Clean Sweep, a river cleanup sponsored by the Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) focusing on the river between Allatoona Dam and Rome. CRBI is currently seeking individual volunteers ...

9/10/2017 12:49:00 AM
Fish Wrap
A boathouse would be built on the city-owned acreage on the Coosa River, along with a dock, an access road and parking. The meadows would be turned into “a kind of ECO Center South,” Thornton said. “It’s a beautiful site and it’s really close to ...

9/7/2017 5:45:00 AM
Fish Wrap
16, featuring over 150 types of beer from all over the globe. Presented by The Foundry Growler Station, the event will be held along the banks of the Coosa River from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and will also showcase local artists, vendors and live music.

9/6/2017 11:55:00 PM
Coosa Valley News
16, featuring over 150 types of beer from all over the globe. The sampling event will be held along the banks of the Coosa River from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and will also showcase local artists, vendors and live music. Proceeds from the event benefit the ...

9/6/2017 10:58:00 PM
Fish Wrap
“We’ve never done this before,” said Joe Cook, a spokesman for coalition member Coosa River Basin Initiative in Rome. “We do the Dirty Dozen report on polluters, and thought we should highlight the good news, too.” Rep. John Meadows, R ...

9/6/2017 5:11:00 PM
The Daily Citizen Dalton now
“He has led the effort to update state policy on oil and gas drilling,” said Joe Cook with the Coosa River Basin Initiative. “Chairman Meadows’ legislation will ultimately help protect the state’s drinking water from the risks associated with ...

9/6/2017 5:01:00 PM
Salem News
“He has led the effort to update state policy on oil and gas drilling,” said Joe Cook with the Coosa River Basin Initiative. “Chairman Meadows’ legislation will ultimately help protect the state’s drinking water from the risks associated with ...

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