Yates Lake

ALABAMA


Lake Level
343.20 FEET
7/28/2017
Full Pool: 344.0
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Floaters need to take precautions to save themselves

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 7/18/2017 6:40:00 AM

Since the Memorial Day weekend, three people have perished while kayaking along the Tallapoosa River. Just Tuesday, Charles Edward Stewart perished on the Tallapoosa River just below the Thurlow Dam and another reportedly victim made it out safely

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Man without flotation device dies in kayaking accident

Ledger-Enquirer

Date: 7/12/2017 2:36:00 PM

The body of 31-year-old Charles Edward Stewart of Tallassee, Ala. was recovered from the Tallapoosa River Wednesday. A report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says Stewart, who was not wearing a flotation device, became displaced from his kayak on

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Massive sewage overflow makes it to area creeks

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 7/9/2017 8:06:00 PM

The overflow entered Whortleberry Creek before entering Oaktassa Creek to Hillabee Creek to the Tallapoosa River. “We estimate the character of the waste water when it entered Whortleberry Creek was diluted 20 times or more just because of the excessive

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

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

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Cleaning up the Tallapoosa River

Times-Georgian

Date: 5/11/2017 8:37:00 AM

Four people gathered at the Poplar Springs launch of the Dub Denman Canoe Trail for a cleanup event Saturday morning. The tree-shaded parking area seemed even chillier than the 45 degrees registering on car thermometers. Gail Priest, who organized the

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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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