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BoatUS News
“Do I know how to be found in an emergency?” That’s a question every boater should ask at the beginning of the boating season. The answer, however, is likely to go far beyond simply having a cellphone aboard. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers five tips that can potentially…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., June 1, 2021 – Efforts by the ethanol industry to create a new federal rule that would weaken or eliminate important warning labels designed to prevent boaters and consumers from misfueling with prohibited higher-ethanol fuels at roadside gas pumps has Boat Owners Association of The United States…

State of Alabama
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that Alabama’s COVID-19 public health order will end Monday, May 31, 2021, and the state of emergency will end Tuesday, July 6, 2021. “For over a year now, Alabamians, like people around the globe, have made sacrifices and adjusted to a temporary &lsquo…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 24, 2021 – The traditional kickoff of the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend, is just days away, and TowBoatUS, the on-water towing service that gets boats home after they break down or run aground, is expecting a very busy 2021 summer boating season ahead with increased boating traffic…

Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced Alabama is expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include individuals age 12 and older, effective immediately. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adolescents with the…

Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama will end its participation in all federally funded pandemic unemployment compensation programs effective June 19, 2021 including: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides for an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of…

Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $17 million to help provide broadband services in primarily rural, unserved areas of Alabama. The 36 grants awarded by Governor Ivey to multiple broadband providers across the state is the largest amount and number awarded to date from the Alabama Broadband…

Governor Kay Ivey
MONTGOMERY – Alabama has grown to a total population of 5.03 million and will retain its current number of seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years, according to the first data released from the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau announced the statewide population totals and…

Alabama DCNR
Governor Kay Ivey joined the Alabama State Parks Foundation, local corporate leaders and others at Oak Mountain State Park on April 15, 2021, to announce efforts aimed at investing millions of dollars into needed park improvements. The governor spoke about an $80 million bond issue for park improvements that must be…

Lake News
On March 31st, Russell Lands announced the construction of a Coore & Crenshaw golf course, the defining centerpiece for Lake Martin’s newest luxury residential development, The Heritage. Part of a transformative master plan for Russell Lands, the golf course is the first in the state of Alabama designed by famed…

Lake News
On March 17th, the IRS announced that individual taxpayers have until May 17th to file and pay their 2020 federal income tax. You don’t need to file any forms for this relief it’s automatic. It’s important to note that this extension does not apply to corporations, partnerships, estates, or trusts. You…

BoatUS News
ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 23, 2021 – In recreational boating, cellphones are just fine for routine communications. So why do you need a VHF radio – either a handheld or fixed mount – on your boat? Because in an emergency it’s the only thing that can directly connect you to the U.S. Coast Guard’s…

BoatUS News
Applies to boats less than 26 feet operating on plane or above displacement speed SPRINGFIELD, Va., March 15, 2021 – There are new engine cutoff device wear requirements for recreational boat operators as part of the January 1, 2021, passage of National Defense Authorization Act that included a U.S. Coast Guard…

Water Resources Outlook (February 2021)

10/9/2020 5:23:29 PM
It is a beautiful place to visit and reflect on the history of our country. Located on the beautiful Tallapoosa River it is a great park to picnic, hike, bike, canoe or go birding. “Our national parks ...

10/8/2020 2:45:00 PM
The master’s student in psychology at the University of West Georgia was out with friends on May 1 near the Little Tallapoosa River, about 50 miles west of Atlanta, when she grabbed onto a ...

10/8/2020 2:26:00 PM
The 24-year-old University of West Georgia graduate student was out with friends May 1 at the Little Tallapoosa River, about 50 miles west of Atlanta, when the homemade zip line she was holding ...

10/5/2020 8:24:00 PM
Anniston Star
During a Tuesday night work session the commission decided to hold its October meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. because next Monday is Columbus Day, a state holiday.

10/5/2020 11:30:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
This time of year is perfection, weather-wise anyway. I love getting outside — just being there — never knowing where the day is going to take me. This after I ...

9/20/2020 5:06:00 AM
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
TRAYLOR, Eleanor Eleanor Traylor, 87, of Atlanta Georgia went home to the Lord on Thursday September 17th 2020. She was preceded in death by her sister Elda Dorsey of Bangor PA and her son Mike ...

9/18/2020 11:35:00 AM
Significant progress has been made to restore power to Alabama residents following Hurricane Sally’s landfall on Wednesday. But thousands along the coast remain in the dark.

9/18/2020 7:56:00 AM
and Tallapoosa River EC. Starting January 1, city and public safety employees in Columbus will have more money in their pockets. According to Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson, a two-percent pay ...

9/18/2020 6:35:00 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Significant progress has been made to restore power to Alabama residents following Hurricane Sally’s landfall on Wednesday. Alabama Power and multiple rural electric ...

9/17/2020 8:14:00 PM
Tropical Depression Sally finally moved out of Alabama on Thursday, leaving widespread damage and flooding in its wake. The National Hurricane Center issued its advisory on Sally earlier today, and ...

9/17/2020 6:59:00 PM
Sally has left Alabama, but we are still dealing with the residual impacts. With its close proximity and counterclockwise rotation around the center of circulation, there will continue to be areas of ...

9/17/2020 6:29:00 AM
and Tallapoosa River EC. Sgt. Gary Willford, Jr. was sworn in Friday. He said he didn’t rejoin years ago because he thought he was too old.

9/17/2020 6:21:00 AM
Montgomery Advertiser
The Tallapoosa River at the Tallapoosa Water Plant affecting Montgomery and Elmore counties. At 8:15 a.m. Thursday the river was at 15.1 feet with flood stage being 25 feet. The river is expected ...

9/16/2020 8:25:00 PM
The Tallapoosa River at the Tallapoosa Water plant affecting Montgomery and Elmore counties was at 8.5 feet, Wednesday morning. Flood stage is 25 feet. The river is expected to rise above flood ...

9/16/2020 1:30:00 PM
Montgomery Advertiser
The Tallapoosa River at the Tallapoosa Water plant affecting Montgomery and Elmore counties. Wednesday morning the level was 8.5 feet. Flood stage is 25 feet. The river is expected to rise above ...

Alabama Power
Hurricane Sally is expected to bring heavy rains inland, which could affect Alabama Power lakes. After making landfall, Sally is expected to move slowly across the state, dumping large amounts of rain in some areas. The latest forecast indicates the greatest impacts to Alabama Power lakes from heavy rains will be from Lay…

9/10/2020 4:49:00 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first proposed the site, called the Capital City Plume Superfund Site (or sometimes called Capitol City Plume), be added to the Agency’s National Priorities ...

9/7/2020 5:50:00 PM
a Creek town on the Tallapoosa River, some fifty miles above present-day Montgomery, Alabama. There, in addition to killing five chiefs and destroying nearly all of the livestock, they attacked a ...

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/25/2020 9:59:00 PM
New York Times
In July some bonnet-strings were found in the Tallapoosa River, which led to the discovery of the body of Miss Euphrasia Noles, who had ... View Full Article in Timesmachine » Advertisement ...

BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/21/2020 2:39:00 PM
LAKE JORDAN, Ala. (WSFA) - David Green was careful how he steered his 20-foot pontoon boat on Lake Jordan when we met him Wednesday. “It’s breaking the surface of the water right there," Green ...

Main Street Alabama
Birmingham, Ala. - Alabama residents may soon be able to show their commitment of supporting local businesses with a distinctive car tag. The Shop Local Support Small Business tag will be produced if at least 1,000 complete an online application and pay a $50 fee by July 31, 2021. Main Street Alabama, the benefitting…

BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

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