Lay Lake News

4/5/2018
Alabama Power
Alabama Power has set tentative dates this fall for water-level drawdowns on Lay, Mitchell, Jordan/Bouldin and Neely Henry lakes, located on the Coosa River. Drawdowns give residents and contractors better lakebed access for permitted construction projects on the four lakes. The last drawdowns took place in 2013. Here is…

4/2/2018 11:14:00 AM
The Clanton Advertiser
Lake Mitchell and Lay Lake are two of four lakes that Alabama Power has scheduled for water-level drawdowns in October 2018. The lowering of Lake Mitchell’s water will occur Oct. 2-4 with the refilling process beginning Oct. 16. Lay Lake is next up on ...

3/18/2018 6:00:00 PM
The Advocate
The budding superstar angler became the first back-to-back Classic winner since Kevin VanDam’s tour de force in the 2010 and 2011 Classic, the first on Alabama’s Lay Lake, then the next KVD’s record-setting near 70-pound haul to win from south ...

3/13/2018 11:46:00 PM
Andalusia Star News
Smith participated and won the T-H Marine Fishing League Worldwide Bass Fishing League Bama Division event on Lay Lake this past Saturday. For his efforts, Smith earned $4,956. For the tournament there was a five-bass limit and he weighed in with 17 pounds ...

3/13/2018 3:33:00 AM
BassResource.com
Bass fishing tips, tricks, and tactics. Includes articles, videos, news, and forums for beginning to advanced anglers. The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide Smith Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lay Lake ...

2/16/2018 3:42:00 PM
Shelby County Reporter
The cost to enter the tournament is $100 per boat with two fishermen allowed per boat. The tournament is set to take place on Lay Lake where sign in will begin at 4 a.m. Sign in and weigh in will be at Shelby 400 Tournament from Safe Light to 3 p.m. All ...

2/10/2018 2:34:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
Nine bald eagles were counted at Lay Lake (five adults, four juveniles); five adult eagles at Smith; and none were seen at Harris Lake. One active nest was reported at Logan Martin, Martin and Smith lakes. Bald eagle surveys are conducted across America ...

1/24/2018
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…

12/21/2017 12:30:00 PM
Yellowhammer News
Lakes on a winter night are silent things. Flapping with little waves when a wind sweeps in. Luxurious views you can only see in your imagination. Inky black places not the least bit inviting – unless, of course, it’s the holiday season and there’s a ...

12/10/2017
Roger Griffeth
Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property".

11/18/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/8/2017 1:15:00 PM
Al.com
Johnson the following agencies helped them during the spate of fires: Sycamore Volunteer Fire Department, Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Lay Lake Volunteer Fire Department, County Line Volunteer Fire Department, the Talladega Fire Department and the ...

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/5/2017 1:13:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
One unidentified citizen addressed the council about whether, if adopted, the new speed limit would apply to the boat ramp area on the west side of the Coosa River. “We don’t own that,” Willis said. “That’s owned by the state and I believe any ...

10/4/2017 6:29:00 PM
wvgazettemail.com
Holiday darters are 2 inches long and are found in the Coosa River watershed in Alabama and in the upper Conasauga, upper Coosawattee and upper Etowah watersheds in Georgia and southeastern Tennessee. The tiny fish are threatened by sprawl, dams ...

10/3/2017 11:19:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
The Coosa River Basin Initiative’s annual Harvest Moon Paddle is set for Thursday night, Oct. 5, on the Coosa River. The 6-mile nighttime paddle coinciding with the full moon will launch from Heritage Park in downtown Rome at about 7:45 and arrive at ...

10/3/2017 10:34:00 AM
Environment Energy Publishing
Less than 2 inches long, the fish lives in the Coosa River basin spanning parts of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. "The condition of the trispot darter is an indicator that habitat conditions, stream flows and water quality are declining in the Coosa River ...

9/29/2017 7:33:00 AM
Patch
Rivers Alive is a unique, hands-on opportunity for citizens to learn more about the Coosa River watershed and help improve the quality of the area's drinking water. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness and involvement in the preservation of ...

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

9/25/2017 4:45:00 PM
SavannahNow
“Around the state, businesses and communities are making a difference for clean water,” said Joe Cook, advocacy and communication coordinator with Coosa River Basin Initiative, a Georgia Water Coalition member organization. “These may seem like small ...

9/25/2017
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…

9/24/2017 8:14:00 PM
SavannahNow
“Around the state, businesses and communities are making a difference for clean water,” said Joe Cook, advocacy and communication coordinator with Coosa River Basin Initiative, a Georgia Water Coalition member organization. “These may seem like small ...

9/21/2017 4:40:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
There’s still time to register your child for the Miss Christmas on the Coosa pageant. The pageant will be held Oct. 28 for all age groups. Scholarships will be awarded up to $1,500 for Miss Christmas on the Coosa. Registration before Oct. 2 is $50 ...

9/14/2017 1:58:00 PM
alabamawx.com
Logan Martin and Neely Henry lakes on the Coosa River, as well as water flows in the Coosa and Tallapoosa river basins, are the factors evaluated by the company to determine whether higher levels can be maintained at Lake Martin beyond Sept. 1.

9/14/2017 9:21:00 AM
Phys
The Painted Rocksnail, a small snail from the Coosa River system, has been mistakenly identified as other species for over 100 years. In a study published in the open access journal ZooKeys, scientists Dr. Nathan Whelan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...

9/13/2017 5:00:00 PM
Science Daily
Researchers determined that reports of the Painted Rocksnail outside the Coosa River system in Alabama were misidentifications. They found that the species is rarer and more restricted than previously thought. Alabama has some of the highest diversity of ...

9/12/2017 12:43:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
Weekend for the Etowah begins Saturday, Sept. 16, with the Etowah River Clean Sweep, a river cleanup sponsored by the Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) focusing on the river between Allatoona Dam and Rome. CRBI is currently seeking individual volunteers ...

9/10/2017 12:49:00 AM
Fish Wrap
A boathouse would be built on the city-owned acreage on the Coosa River, along with a dock, an access road and parking. The meadows would be turned into “a kind of ECO Center South,” Thornton said. “It’s a beautiful site and it’s really close to ...

9/7/2017 5:45:00 AM
Fish Wrap
16, featuring over 150 types of beer from all over the globe. Presented by The Foundry Growler Station, the event will be held along the banks of the Coosa River from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and will also showcase local artists, vendors and live music.

9/6/2017 11:55:00 PM
Coosa Valley News
16, featuring over 150 types of beer from all over the globe. The sampling event will be held along the banks of the Coosa River from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., and will also showcase local artists, vendors and live music. Proceeds from the event benefit the ...

9/6/2017 10:58:00 PM
Fish Wrap
“We’ve never done this before,” said Joe Cook, a spokesman for coalition member Coosa River Basin Initiative in Rome. “We do the Dirty Dozen report on polluters, and thought we should highlight the good news, too.” Rep. John Meadows, R ...

9/6/2017 5:11:00 PM
The Daily Citizen Dalton now
“He has led the effort to update state policy on oil and gas drilling,” said Joe Cook with the Coosa River Basin Initiative. “Chairman Meadows’ legislation will ultimately help protect the state’s drinking water from the risks associated with ...

9/6/2017 5:01:00 PM
Salem News
“He has led the effort to update state policy on oil and gas drilling,” said Joe Cook with the Coosa River Basin Initiative. “Chairman Meadows’ legislation will ultimately help protect the state’s drinking water from the risks associated with ...

9/6/2017 4:05:00 PM
Shelby County Reporter
Coosa Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect, restore and promote the Coosa River and its tributaries in Alabama. Reservations are required. For more information and tickets, visit CoosaRiver.org/mtlaurelhike. Tickets for Mt Laurel residents and Coosa ...

9/1/2017 9:22:00 AM
Auburn Plainsman
He recommends a trip less than one hour from Auburn along the Coosa River in Wetumpka, Alabama. There are multiple outdoor centers near the Coosa that give training and provide rentals to beginners. "Try it out yourself," Smith said. "Drive a short way to ...

8/29/2017 10:54:00 AM
Fish Wrap
Cost of the event is $75 per person (or $130 for two tickets) and includes complimentary canoe or kayak rentals courtesy of Appalachian Outfitters and Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI), dinner, shuttle service and a chance to win a new kayak. Proceeds ...

8/26/2017 10:37:00 PM
Fish Wrap
Supporters of the efforts of the Coosa River Basin Initiative to enhance the quality of the waters that flow through Rome partied at the confluence of the Oostanaula, Etowah and Coosa rivers Saturday night. The annual River Revelry Biodiversity Bash is one ...

8/26/2017 6:48:00 AM
Wetumpka Herald
Once upon a time, a small, seemingly insignificant animal helped to save the City of Wetumpka. The Tulotoma Magnifica river snail, indigenous to the Coosa River, was nearly extinct until the 1990s when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s federal scientists ...

8/25/2017 11:32:00 PM
Fish Wrap
The event is hosted each year by the Rome Sailing Club, which has a facility off the main channel of the Coosa River near Leesburg, Alabama, Norbert Falk, one of the volunteer captains of the Roman Holiday tour boat in Rome and a volunteer for the regatta ...





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