Lay Lake


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CRBI Seeking nominations for Greenie awards

Fish Wrap

Date: 11/23/2015 7:56:00 AM

The Rome-based Coosa River Basin Initiative is looking for nominations for its annual Greenie awards, which will be presented at the environmental group’s Green Gala in April of 2016. The awards will recognize individuals, non-profit organizations

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Look Back ... to the passing of the founder of Alabama Power

The Anniston Star

Date: 11/22/2015 1:42:00 AM

He died yesterday at his home in Gadsden. Mr. Lay organized Alabama Power Company in 1906 and in 1914 realized his ambition of seeing the turbulent water of the Coosa River near Clanton harnessed with the first large hydroelectric development in Alabama

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Groups call for closure of Plant Hammond; Georgia Power says it has no plans to shut it down

Fish Wrap

Date: 11/21/2015 11:19:00 AM

The Coosa River was included in the Georgia Dirty Dozen report issued by the Georgia Water Coalition because of the super-heated water discharged back into the river from Plant Ham­mond. The plant has added several environmental controls to reduce

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Columbiana Christmas Parade, Tour of Homes coming up

Shelby County Reporter

Date: 11/20/2015 10:27:00 AM

For the first time, the trolley will run the tour route except to the Todd home on Lay Lake in Bulley Creek. The trolley will be free to all ticket holders with pick up stops at the methodist church and Columbiana Senior Center. Tickets are $12 in advance

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ALDOT study: I-759 expansion needed in Gadsden


Date: 11/17/2015 2:44:00 AM

Since it opened in 1986, I-759 has run from I-59 at the Attalla-Gadsden city limits, across the Coosa River, to George Wallace Drive in East Gadsden, near Gadsden State Community College. A proposed second phase would extend I-759 across East Gadsden to

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• River: Coosa River
• Length: 289 Miles
• Surface Area: 12,000 Acres
• Volume: 262,774 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 9,087 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 22 Feet
• Length: 48 Miles
Lay Lake is a 12,000-acre reservoir located thirty-five minutes south of Birmingham off I-65 and fifteen miles south of Columbiana in east-central Alabama. Lay Lake borders St. Clair, Talladega, Shelby, Coosa, and Chilton Counties. The primary uses for this reservoir are hydroelectric generation and recreation. Lay Lake is popular for tournament fishing and boating recreation. Seven public access areas offer bank and boat access to the lake.
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