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

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

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…

8/17/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

8/3/2017
Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears may…

7/13/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (July 2017)

6/8/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (June 2017)

6/6/2017
EPA
Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

5/18/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (May 2017)

3/17/2017
Alabama Power
Drought precautions expanded on Alabama Power lakes Drought conditions that began last fall persist across many parts of Alabama, and limited rains combined with early vegetation growth continue to pose a challenge as Alabama Power prepares to raise lake levels for the summer. Higher-than-normal temperatures have led to…

3/16/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/6/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

2/22/2017
EPA
Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr. Pruitt…

1/27/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017.

12/15/2016
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016.

10/28/2016
Lake News
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a 7-day precipitation forecast. The southeast continental U.S. will remain a high-pressure region and no precipitation is forecasted. The Lake Martin area is currently in D3 - Extreme Drought status. The burn ban in Alabama remains in effect. There have…

7/5/2016
LakeMartin.com
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6/27/2016
Alabama Power
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 releases…

4/30/2016
Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

2/6/2016
Lake & River Promotions
Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Alabama...well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is happening on the Chattahoochee…

12/26/2015
Alabama Power
Spillway gates continue operating at Coosa and Tallapoosa river dams; Weiss, Logan Martin and Smith lakes above summer levelsBecause of the heavy rains, Alabama Power will continue operating spillway gates for the next…

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