Yates Lake News

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)

3/8/2017 8:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
65 percent. • approved amending the budget to account for increases in the phone bill from Charter, in the cost of street lights from Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative and in water tests. • approved the purchase of a chlorinator pump at the ...

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

2/27/2017 2:44:00 AM
WSFA 12
If your looking for a way to spend time in the great outdoors canoeing, kayaking, or camping. You should check out Tallapoosa River Outfitters which is one of Alabama's Top 100 outdoor adventures! Just visit them online at www.tallapoosariveroutfitters.com ...

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…

2/8/2017 9:40:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
The council also decided to start renovating the gymnasium, paying for the project with funds from the renewal of the rental of the cell tower contract and from the proceeds of collecting payments for the Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative. Blasingame ...

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

1/13/2017 2:18:00 PM
Southeast AGNET
The problem is that there is not enough water to satisfy every each state. Georgia and Alabama are fighting over control of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin. Florida, Georgia and Alabama are battling over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River ...

1/9/2017 11:57:00 AM
Al.com
The building was a total loss after all three mills caught fire. Butler's Mill, located in Graham, was built on the banks of the Tallapoosa River in the early 1800's. Phillips bought the mill and renovated the building in early 2016 before opening it as a ...

1/3/2017 9:26:00 PM
scrapmonster.com
Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative, (TREC), is an electric distribution cooperative serving parts of Clay, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Russell, and Barbour Counties of East Central Alabama. TREC provides dependable, competitively priced ...

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

12/9/2016 9:57:00 AM
fox5atlanta.com
She suffered a deep cut following an accident on a zipline in the Little Tallapoosa River, and the infection almost killed her. In order to save her life, doctors were forced to amputate Copeland’s left leg, right foot and both of her hands. In the ...

12/2/2016 12:35:00 PM
Al.com
Jackson and his troops advanced on the Red Sticks, who utilized the land to their advantage. With a horseshoe-shaped bend in the Tallapoosa River at the rear and a massive barricade ahead, the Red Sticks seemed prepared for battle. The Americans fired ...

12/1/2016 1:04:00 PM
Times-Georgian
“We’re hoping in the next week to get a helicopter from the Department of Nautral Resources again and fly over the Tallapoosa River again to see if we have water again or if we just have those same pockets,” Walker said. “I’ve looked at where the ...

11/27/2016 10:06:00 AM
Gainesville Times
She even heard how workers dismantled beaver dams to increase water flow in West Georgia’s Tallapoosa River. “That really underscores the desperation of the situation, like ‘OK, we’ve got to clear the beaver dams,’” Gutzmer said. In Beech ...

11/24/2016 9:03:00 PM
Times-Georgian
Haralson County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Brian Walker said local crews are still out in the Tallapoosa River and its tributaries, “going up and down” the waterways and putting pipes through beaver dams to get water flowing.

11/21/2016 10:30:00 AM
WSFA 12
“We’ve worked with the power company, and as long as the Tallapoosa River stays around 2 and a half feet, we’ll be okay.” The dry conditions are significantly impacting Livestock and hay supplies. Alabama's farmers are planning for huge losses.

11/18/2016 1:00:00 PM
missourifarmertoday.com
Doug Collins in the northeast Georgia town of Lavonia. In west Georgia this month, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to at least four small towns. Some major cities are spending big to ...

11/16/2016 12:54:00 PM
Montgomery Advertiser
Houses in the area are instructed not to drill wells. Instead the water comes from the Tallapoosa River and pumps south of the city by the Hyundai plant. “The most important thing is the drinking water is safe. It doesn’t come from the ground ...

11/14/2016 9:19:00 PM
fox5atlanta.com
Six of the fires were in one day. This is dangerous enough, but it’s even more extreme in Haralson County where their main water supply, the Tallapoosa River, is drying up. It's been a hot summer with very little rain. The Tallapoosa is at its lowest ...

11/12/2016 3:37:00 PM
The Anniston Star
Emrick owns Southern Canoe Outfitters a patch of farmland off Alabama 9 near Heflin where people can put a rented canoe or kayak into the Tallapoosa River. Or could, when there was a river. “What’s flowing right now, you can jump across it without ...

11/2/2016 6:14:00 PM
Times-Georgian
Efforts by numerous county agencies to clear obstructions in the Tallapoosa River over the past three weeks have been successful, but until rainfall comes, the county will still be hurting for water. Brian Walker, director of Haralson County’s Emergency ...

11/2/2016 1:53:00 PM
agrimarketing.com
Doug Collins in the northeast Georgia town of Lavonia. In west Georgia this month, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to at least four small towns. Some major cities are spending big to ...

10/31/2016 11:25:00 PM
Insurance Journal
Doug Collins in the northeast Georgia town of Lavonia. In west Georgia this month, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to at least four small towns. Some major cities are spending big to ...

10/30/2016 5:19:00 AM
Fish Wrap
"That doesn't happen with a little squirt from a water hose," Mickler said. South of Rome, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to Bremen, Talla poosa, Buchanan and Waco. If the drought ...

10/29/2016 11:07:00 PM
Al.com
The great thing about crappie fishing, says Stallings, is that it's not oversubscribed like bass fishing is on many Alabama lakes--with a bit of persistence and a good depthfinder, just about anybody can find some prime crappie spots on area lakes ...

10/29/2016 10:03:00 PM
Decatur Daily
Doug Collins in the northeast Georgia town of Lavonia. In west Georgia this month, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to at least four small towns. Some major cities are spending big to ...

10/29/2016 2:59:00 PM
Salt Lake Tribune
In west Georgia this month, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to at least four small towns. Some major cities are spending big to prevent future water shortages: Atlanta has begun a $300 ...

10/28/2016 1:21:00 AM
Post Register
In west Georgia this month, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to at least four small towns. Some major cities are spending big to prevent future water shortages: Atlanta has begun a $300 ...

10/28/2016 1:05:00 AM
FOX News
In west Georgia this month, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to at least four small towns. Some major cities are spending big to prevent future water shortages: Atlanta has begun a $300 ...

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…

10/25/2016 5:31:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Most recently, the rescue squad has added a river rescue team, which uses kayaks for better access to the Tallapoosa River. It is also working on getting a mile-marker system on the river to help with locating those on the river. What the organization ...

10/24/2016 11:14:00 PM
The Anniston Star
HEFLIN — Just off Alabama 46, down a hill and past a small building topped with a canoe, the Tallapoosa River’s bed is flowing between rocks and sandbars usually hidden by its water. A drought has ushered in record-low flows on the river and made it ...

10/23/2016 10:21:23 AM
ocm.auburn.edu
Crayfish, crawfish, crawdad, mudbug – for most people, these names refer to a delectable crustacean commonly served boiled. For two Auburn University scientists, a crayfish is an enigmatic creature with a genetic heritage that is as much mysterious as it ...

10/23/2016
Al.com
In fact, snatching the lures through weedbeds is one of the favored tactics by expert anglers on North Alabama lakes. All this said, they usually won't catch every fish in the school--after several have been caught on a high-speed lure, the rest are likely ...

10/22/2016 2:46:00 PM
KHOU
The Snellville, Ga., native was injured when a zip line that she was riding broke and plunged her into the Little Tallapoosa River, giving her a gash on her leg. • Vibriosis. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that live in coastal waters cause this type of ...

10/20/2016 7:15:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association (CRATA) sponsored the event. “Since we are expanding the trail system into the Yates Lake area, we thought it would be a good idea to have people be more aware of bears,” explained CRATA founder Jimmy Lanier.

10/19/2016 9:52:00 PM
Insurance Journal
The building appears to be a total loss. AL.com reports Butler’s Mill was originally built on the banks of the Tallapoosa River in the early 1800s. New owners renovated the building and reopened it as a restaurant earlier this year in Graham, a few miles ...

10/19/2016 7:30:00 PM
The Randolph Leader
Saddening, sickening and still smoldering, Butler's Mill is now a heap of ashes and metal sliding toward the Little Tallapoosa River at Graham. The fire was reported at about 7:20 p.m. on Monday. The restaurant was not open on Mondays, so no one was there ...





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