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395.72 FEET
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Georgia Power adds groundwater monitoring sites at Plant Hammond

Fish Wrap

Date: 10/13/2016 9:21:00 AM

“We’re still looking into that,” Mitchell said. It is part of one of three coal ash ponds at Plant Hammond where ash will be completely removed from the property on the Coosa River. Construction on the first coal ash pond is expected to be complete

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Gadsden water works sues Georgia companies

Fish Wrap

Date: 10/10/2016 11:00:00 PM

According to the 16-page suit, Gadsden draws its water from Lake Neely Henry in the Coosa River basin. It says the companies discharge wastewater containing PFOA and PFOS into the Conasauga River, one of the Coosa River’s five major tributaries

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Barks & Rec brings pet boarding to Wetumpka

Wetumpka Herald

Date: 10/10/2016 4:18:00 PM

Barks & Rec is one of the newest business additions to Wetumpka, having been opened a couple of months ago by co-owners Stephanie McDaniel and Amy Myers at 42 Coosa River Parkway, Suite D. Dozens of area residents packed into the facility Thursday

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Chilton County under fire warning

The Clanton Advertiser

Date: 10/10/2016 10:02:00 AM

Many other counties in central Alabama are under the warning as well. Residents near Lay Lake have seen the danger firsthand, as a fire reportedly burned this weekend on the Coosa County side of the river. Smoke has drifted through Clanton from the fire

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Utility sues over PFOA


Date: 10/9/2016 10:32:00 PM

An Alabama water utility has sued carpet makers and chemical providers, including 3M, alleging that stain-resistant broadloom treatments containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) have contaminated drinking water supplies

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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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