Lay Lake News

8/13/2017 8:58:00 AM
Bryan College Station Eagle Theeagle
The Gadsden Times reports that 250-meter dragon boat races are being planned for Aug. 19 on the Coosa River. Organizers of the event say the key to success is people working and paddling together, making dragon boating the ultimate team-building sport.

8/7/2017 9:43:00 PM
A dozen ducks sleep with their heads curled into their back feathers in the early morning near the banks of the Coosa River, having made their home in Gold Star Park. One by one they awaken and waddle to the river, eventually floating near the ramp where ...

8/4/2017 1:39:00 PM
Roll Call Online
At a meeting on the edge of the Coosa River in Gadsden, one man questioned why he wasn’t hearing as much about the circumstances surrounding Strange’s appointment. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley appointed Strange to the seat in February. Strange ...

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…

7/30/2017 10:10:00 PM
Fish Wrap
The Coosa River Basin Initiative executive director is flying to Washington, D.C., today to testify against a proposed delay in limiting heavy-metal wastewater discharges from coal-fired power plants. Jesse Demonbreun-Chap­man said Sunday the change could ...

7/28/2017 3:23:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
Local craftsmen and women lined up along the Riverwalk that runs along the Coosa River on Saturday, selling their handcrafted wares to those who came largely for the music. “The only thing that we required from our artists is that their items be truly ...

7/28/2017 3:07:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
For those who appreciate good beer, a long-awaited event came to pass in downtown Wetumpka on Saturday morning. Just in time for the River and Blues Music & Arts Festival, the Coosa River Craft House, owned by John and Paige Stewart, opened its doors at 11 ...

7/28/2017 7:23:00 AM
4 Traders
ATLANTA, GA.-The Coosa River Basin Initiative's executive director will be in the nation's capital on Monday to give formal testimony against the EPA's push to delay making polluters comply with federal water protection rules. CRBI's Jesse Demonbreun ...

7/27/2017 10:01:00 AM
Wetumpka Herald
Inclement weather put a damper on Wetumpka’s River and Blues Festival Friday evening, but the clouds parted for the weekend, giving way to perfect conditions for the Alabama INT Wakeboard Tournament, Saturday and Sunday on the Coosa River in Wetumpka.

7/13/2017 2:26:00 PM
St. Clair News-Aegis
Another source for information on water quality is the Coosa River Keepers app, which offers a free swim guide for areas all over the country. The public can download the app at and receive test results via email or text every ...

7/10/2017 5:48:00 PM
ABC 33/40 News
In East Alabama, high mercury levels and PCB contamination have been found in certain fish in the Coosa River Basin. Officials say *at-risk groups should not eat any king mackerel, shark, swordfish, or tilefish. They should also limit white tuna to just ...

7/7/2017 12:41:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
“I had an officer tell me about the water,” Lewis said, gesturing toward the Coosa River, “ ’It looks really good on top, but once you get underneath that calm, it’s pure hell.’ “Not only do you need knowledge, but you need a lifejacket.

7/5/2017 3:55:00 PM
CBS 42
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) (WIAT) — Friends and family are remembering the life of Zachary ...

6/29/2017 3:32:00 PM
The Coosa Riverkeeper, a river conservation group that works to protect the Coosa River and its tributaries, announced Thursday that all water testing sites have shown improvements in the level of bacteria present. Over the past weekend, the River Region ...

6/29/2017 12:47:00 PM
The Georgia River Network partnered with Coosa River Basin Initiative and Upper Etowah River Alliance to put on this event, Minick said. “So if you didn’t see them passing under the bridges or getting out of the river at Etowah River Park, you wouldn ...

6/24/2017 3:33:00 PM
The Coosa Riverkeeper is urging the public to avoid water recreation activities because of poor water quality across Alabama in the wake of Tropical Storm Cindy and ongoing flooding. "The public should be extremely cautious around any river or creek and ...

6/24/2017 10:33:43 AM
According to Coosa Riverkeeper, high levels of E. coli were detected along the Coosa RIver. Coosa Riverkeeper conducted tests on Thursday where samples from the Big Willis, Choccolocco, Coldwater and Hatchet Creeks revealed high levels of the bacteria were ...

6/24/2017 10:33:00 AM
According to Coosa Riverkeeper, high levels of E. coli were detected along the Coosa RIver. Coosa Riverkeeper conducted tests on Thursday where samples from the Big Willis, Choccolocco, Coldwater and Hatchet Creeks revealed high levels of the bacteria were ...

6/21/2017 3:32:00 PM
The Clanton Advertiser
The Second Annual Coosa River Catfish Roundup showed steady growth from year one to year two during the event that was held at Higgins Ferry boat ramp on June 9-10. Four more teams were entered in this year’s competition, which continued its unique 24 ...

6/21/2017 11:07:00 AM
(Cambo lives off the land in Northeast Alabama, along the Coosa River, but declines to be specific about his whereabouts.) During a recent phone interview, we asked Cambo -- who owns a smartphone, but is otherwise unplugged -- to talk about the new series ...

6/21/2017 8:28:00 AM
The Anniston Star
RIVERSIDE – Weather permitting, on Wednesday, June 21, at 9 a.m., the Alabama Department of Transportation will perform bridge deck repairs on the Interstate 20 eastbound bridge over the Coosa River at milepost 164.4, according to a press release.

6/21/2017 6:07:00 AM
What's not to like?" About 20 years ago, Mark Sr. started a fishing tournament at Lay Lake, where parents could team up with their children and compete for first place. He kept the competition free by recruiting sponsors, Mark Jr. explains, because he was ...

6/20/2017 4:46:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
The Alabama Department of Conservation lists the creek as the only marine habitat off the Coosa River for the stippled studfish, or the fundulus bifax. It says the species is native and restricted to the Mobile River Basin, with others found in the ...

6/19/2017 10:45:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
But that was no concern for Stewart Ward and Hunter Ward, who overcame the odds by placing seventh at the wild-card tournament at Lay Lake to qualify for the College National Championships. “Really, you’re not only representing yourself and your school ...

6/18/2017 6:34:00 AM
The quiet, dimly-lit restaurant is located between the hotel's pool and a gorgeous patio view of the Coosa River. Our hostess sat us at what she says is the most splendid table in the house, promising us a nice sunset once the evening hours rolled in.

6/14/2017 2:35:00 PM
Shelby County Reporter
There is a 60-mile stretch of the Coosa River with no campsites, Couch said, including 52 miles of property owned by the county. Couch said county parks, such as Beeswax, or marinas are potential locations for campsites, which would be marked and ...

6/12/2017 12:44:00 PM
19-year-old Hannah Barron received attention from the media after a video of her taking down the large fish from Lay Lake in Alabama went viral. The young girl dove down deep into the water before surfacing with a giant catfish, her arm deep inside the ...

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…

5/22/2017 4:11:00 AM
Centre is the second Alabama city to file such a suit, following Gadsden. The two cities sit side by side on the banks of the Coosa River. The suit names the following companies as defendents: 3M Company, Aladdin Manufacturing Corporation,Apricot ...

5/22/2017 3:36:00 AM
The Tulotoma Magnifica, otherwise known as the Tulotoma river snail, is indigenous to the Coosa River that flows through the middle of Wetumpka’s downtown. It's the first and only of its species to ever recover from the brink of extinction due to ...

5/19/2017 11:00:00 AM
Wetumpka Herald
Board members of the Elmore County Food Pantry held their first open house at its new location off Coosa River Parkway where they gathered to discuss with the public all the details of its services. The organization serves nearly 500 households ...

5/18/2017 3:47:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
In the action portion of the meeting, the Council voted 4-1 to transfer the old armory property on U.S. 231 to the recently established Coosa River Health Authority for the purposes of providing additional healthcare in the city and community. There was no ...

5/12/2017 3:36:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
The water was warmer this weekend and the fishing was much better on both the Coosa River and Lake Jordan than it was for Wetumpka’s debut on the Kayak Bass Fishing tour in April with the one-on-one Best of the Best battle between kayak fishing titans ...

5/12/2017 8:00:00 AM
Teams which didn’t qualify will have one final shot during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Wild Card presented by Bass Pro Shops at Lay Lake, Alabama, June 8-10. The Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County, Tenn. and Carson-Newman ...

5/9/2017 8:27:00 PM
Press Release Point
The Oriental Weatherfish or Pond Loach is an exotic aquarium fish that has been found in Logan Martin Reservoir and tributaries of the Coosa River. This species has been found in the same waters as the native Coldwater Darter, although the threats to this ...

5/5/2017 10:31:00 AM
The Clanton Advertiser
The Swim Guide gives information on 20 popular swimming spots in the lower and middle Coosa River basins, including local sites such as Higgins Ferry Park, for 20 weeks. “We are filling a very important water quality gap,” Overton said. The state does ...

4/27/2017 8:00:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
Vessels of all shapes, sizes and design are expected to hit the Etowah River for the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s (CRBI) 2 nd annual Rome’s Big Float on June 3. The 6-mile river celebration is billed as a float for canoes, kayaks, paddleboards ...

4/25/2017 3:57:00 AM
4 Traders
Application Type: Non-Capacity Amendment of License. b. Project No: P-2146-215. c. Date Filed: February 17, 2017. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company (Alabama Power). e. Name of Project: Coosa River Project.

4/21/2017 9:08:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
But without stricter controls, the EPD’s new proposed permit allows continuing fish kills on the Coosa River from heated water from Plant Hammond, said Bowers. The 63-year-old plant doesn’t have a cooling tower. Bowers said an earlier study by Georgia ...

4/20/2017 4:14:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
Wetumpka owes its name to the Coosa River running throughout its limits, which historically served as home and subsistence for the Muscogee and later as conduits of trade and travel for settlers. So a partnership between “The City of Natural Beauty ...

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