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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…

National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

National Weather Service

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 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…

9/12/2017 10:06:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
I am here to build another bridge across the Tallapoosa River. But instead of concrete and wood, this bridge is built from trust and respect — and maybe some structural steel because of potential lawsuits and all — but mostly trust and respect!

Alabama Power
Higher-than-normal rainfall this summer will enable Alabama Power to keep the level of Lake Martin higher for a few extra weeks into the fall. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s new 30-year license for Martin Dam allows the company to extend summer water levels at Lake Martin into mid-October, when…

8/23/2017 2:32:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
For Alexander City, having both the Tallapoosa River and Lake Martin nearby made bringing the exhibit to town a natural fit. In addition to the exhibit set up inside city hall during the month of October, Smith said historian John Kvoch would be speaking ...

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

8/10/2017 5:19:00 PM
Prattville, Millbrook, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Elmore, Coosada, Deatsville, Montgomery Zoo, Boylston, Bob Woodruff Lake, Emerald Mountain, Blue Ridge, Lagoon Park, Claud, Wetumpka Municipal Airport, Brassell, Wallsboro, Ware and Tallapoosa River

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…

8/1/2017 2:49:00 PM
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 ...

7/31/2017 9:14:00 PM
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 infection.

7/26/2017 8:29:00 PM
4 Traders
For more information, visit www.georgiapower.com/commercialsavings. 07/26 SOUTHERN: Volunteers set to clean Holt Lake Aug. 5 07/26 SOUTHERN: Volunteers set to clean Tallapoosa River Aug. 5

7/18/2017 6:40:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
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.

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

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 ...

7/9/2017 8:06:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
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 ...

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (June 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…

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

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 ...

4/30/2017 8:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“That is triple what I have done in previous years.” And Robinson, who also serves as president of the Tallapoosa River Beekeepers Association, says this year looks to be even better. With swarms and honey collection already started, “I have already ...

4/28/2017 8:07:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Heather Johnson, an English instructor at CACC who helped to organize the event, described the race as having several different-sized inclines and declines, along with beautiful views of both the battlefield and the Tallapoosa River as the course utilizes ...

4/26/2017 3:49:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
The homeplace sits just off a paved road on a dirt road and is just a couple of miles from the Tallapoosa River. The 5:00 traffic can be overwhelming at times. The other day, a four-wheeler and an ATV drove by at the same time. That was rush hour.

4/26/2017 8:11:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
County engineer Burrel Jones said the road did not go through the formal closure process. Jeff Landrum said the Tallapoosa River Hunting Club has blocked him from access to his property. Chuck Sparks said many around Cragford are upset. This is a road they ...

4/19/2017 8:54:00 AM
Opelika-Auburn News
My little creek somehow flowed through the woods, through a tunnel, under the railroad tracks until it eventually found its way to Stink Creek, which is a tributary of the Tallapoosa River. In recent weeks, I’ve been down to the Tallapoosa River quite a ...

4/14/2017 8:10:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Copeland fell from a zipline into the Little Tallapoosa River in May 2012, severely injuring her leg, and was later diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a bacterial infection caused when contaminated water entered an open wound in her calf. She lost parts ...

4/9/2017 9:36:00 AM
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 restaurant.

3/30/2017 8:52:00 AM
The city of Tallapoosa recently received a second grant to create another paved access point to the Dub Denman Canoe Trail on the Tallapoosa River in Haralson County, according to city officials. Patrick Clarey, planning coordinator for the city ...

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…

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

Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

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…

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

Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 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…

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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…

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