Yates Lake


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River rescue team receives helicopter training

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 8/17/2016 7:28:00 AM

Everyone is happy that the Harold Banks Canoe Trail along the Tallapoosa River is bringing more visitors. With that increased traffic comes the risks of injuries and missing persons. If that happens it’s not as easy as driving to the river to check on

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Blankenship wins inaugural fisheries award

Atmore Advance

Date: 8/16/2016 10:29:00 PM

O’Neil has also pioneered work in the aquatic organisms in the Coosa and Tallapoosa river systems, Mobile-Tensaw Delta and coastal rivers and streams. O’Neil co-authored the comprehensive book “Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin.” Forest

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Ala. residents get power back after widespread outages Wednesday


Date: 8/10/2016 2:40:00 PM

A representative for Tallapoosa River Electric says 1,500 customers were without power for between two and a half to three hours starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. He says all power was restored at around 9:30 a.m. The power company says two high

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Water quality kiosk added at Children’s Library

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 8/3/2016 6:03:00 AM

“We are excited to partner with the Library,” said Sabrina Clark Wood, Tallapoosa River Basin Facilitator for the Alabama Clean Water Partnership. “This is another great opportunity for the Clean Water Partnership to be involved with local youth to

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Memorials to a tragic past: National Park Service sites that consider the dark side of our history

Los Angeles Times

Date: 7/29/2016 4:45:00 PM

Gen. Andrew Jackson and 1,000 Red Stick Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. More than 800 Red Sticks died that day, and the resulting treaty led to the cession of 23 million acres to the United States. www.nps.gov/hobe The Trail of Tears, passing

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 40 Miles
• Surface Area: 1,980 Acres
• Volume: 53,862 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 3,250 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 27 Feet
• Length: 8 Miles
Yates and Thurlow Reservoirs are located in east central Alabama about 30 miles northeast of Montgomery. These are small reservoirs, relative to other Alabama Power Company impoundments. Yates Reservoir covers 1,980-acres and is located immediately downstream from the much larger Lake Martin. Just downstream from Yates Reservoir is the 585-acre Thurlow Reservoir. Below Thurlow Dam, the Tallapoosa River is free flowing to its confluence with the Coosa River to form the Alabama River.
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