Lay Lake


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396.22 FEET
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Dry conditions affecting summer lake levels

Alabama Power

Date: 6/27/2016

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

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Ospreys thriving at Lay Lake

Date: 6/22/2016 12:33:00 PM

Ospreys are thriving on Lay Lake with at least a dozen nests with two to three chicks each. I took a boat ride with Rod MacLeroy and Kenny Robinson to see a few of the nests. The photo gallery above shows what we saw. The osprey, also known as a "fish hawk

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Alabama Power : FERC Receives Application for Coosa River Project in Alabama

4 Traders

Date: 6/22/2016 4:53:00 AM

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Non-Capacity Amendment of License. b. Project No: P-2146-199. c. Date Filed: June 9, 2016. d

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Acts lined up for July's First Friday in Gadsden

Date: 6/21/2016 1:13:00 PM

The Gadsden Etowah Patriots Association's fireworks display will take place Monday, July 4, at 9 p.m. over the Coosa River. Pets are not allowed at First Friday

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Coosa paddlers find decades-old mussels on Day 2

Fish Wrap

Date: 6/20/2016 10:44:00 AM

The Conasauga River is a part of the Upper Coosa River Basin, which is home to 27 mussel species, six of which are federally protected. On the river Sunday, paddlers found a host of species, but the star of the show was the large and heavy-shelled

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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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