Lay Lake News

3/21/2019 8:12:00 PM
The Wetumpka Herald
Three people were pulled from the Coosa River in Wetumpka, including a 2-year-old child, after a car plunged into the water at Gold Star Park during a police chase Thursday night. According to ...

2/26/2019 4:19:00 PM
WVTM 13
Check out SKY 13 drone video of the swollen Coosa River in Gadsden, Alabama on Tuesday.RELATED:Greene County neighborhood devastated by river floodingFlooding near Weiss Lake in Cherokee CountyFlood w...

2/24/2019
Alabama Power
Alabama Power Shorelines made updates to some of their "Lake Conditions Messages" this morning.COOSA RIVER LAKE WEISSTake Notice: Due to higher than expected rains received, Weiss Lake level could now approach 572 around Tuesday, February 26. We will continue to refine this projection. Spill gates are open. Individuals…

2/22/2019
Alabama Power
COOSA RIVER LAKE WEISSTake Notice: Weiss Lake level could rise to near 570 as early as Sunday, Feb 24. Additional rains or other conditions could change this projection. Spill gates are open. Individuals with boats and water-related equipment and facilities should be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their…

2/21/2019 4:08:00 PM
The Clanton Advertiser
The state of Alabama has seen periods of heavy rain over the last few days. The National Weather Service in Birmingham issued a warning ahead of the forecast weather that some rivers in central Alabam...

2/19/2019
Alabama Power
Heavy rains forecast this week could cause Alabama Power lake levels to rise in the coming days. The National Weather Service has predicted cumulative rainfall of three to six inches across the state with higher amounts possible in some locations. The rains could result in some Alabama Power storage reservoirs on the…

2/12/2019 9:00:00 PM
The New York Times
This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alt...

2/8/2019 3:59:00 AM
WRCB
That's why there are currently 26 endangered or threatened darter species in the United States. "The trispot darter is only found in the Coosa River system. It barely gets a little bit into Tennessee, ...

2/7/2019
Todd Hamill
Water Resources Outlook (February 2019)

1/10/2019 1:04:00 PM
The Tuscaloosa News
The trail could eventually run from Alabama City to nearly the Coosa River, The Gadsden Times reported . The Gadsden City Council recently agreed to purchase about 3.1 miles of railroad line from The ...

12/27/2018
Alabama Power
Heavy rains forecast into the weekend and early next week could cause Alabama Power lake levels to rise in the coming days. A flash flood watch is in effect through Friday afternoon for a significant portion of the state, with additional rains and thunderstorms forecast for Sunday and Monday. The rains could result in…

10/29/2018 11:57:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“One time early in the trip, we couldn’t find a place to camp on the upper end of Lay Lake. We finally found a creek and went way back up the creek. We finally did find a place and got our camp set up ...

10/5/2018 10:58:00 AM
WVTM 13
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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…

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…

12/10/2017
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)

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

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

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…

8/17/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

8/3/2017
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…

7/13/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (July 2017)

6/8/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (June 2017)

6/6/2017
EPA
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…

5/18/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (May 2017)

3/17/2017
Alabama Power
Drought precautions expanded on Alabama Power lakes Drought conditions that began last fall persist across many parts of Alabama, and limited rains combined with early vegetation growth continue to pose a challenge as Alabama Power prepares to raise lake levels for the summer. Higher-than-normal temperatures have led to…

3/16/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/6/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

2/22/2017
EPA
Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr. Pruitt…

1/27/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017.

12/15/2016
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016.

10/28/2016
Lake News
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a 7-day precipitation forecast. The southeast continental U.S. will remain a high-pressure region and no precipitation is forecasted. The Lake Martin area is currently in D3 - Extreme Drought status. The burn ban in Alabama remains in effect. There have…

7/5/2016
LakeMartin.com
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6/27/2016
Alabama Power
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 releases…

4/30/2016
Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

2/6/2016
Lake & River Promotions
Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Alabama...well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is happening on the Chattahoochee…

12/26/2015
Alabama Power
Spillway gates continue operating at Coosa and Tallapoosa river dams; Weiss, Logan Martin and Smith lakes above summer levelsBecause of the heavy rains, Alabama Power will continue operating spillway gates for the next…

12/25/2015
Alabama Power
Spillway gates operating at Coosa and Tallapoosa river dams; Weiss, Logan Martin, Harris and Martin Lakes above normal levels Because of this week’s heavy rains, Alabama Power has opened spillway gates at its Coosa and Tallapoosa river dams to help manage rising lake levels. Two storage reservoirs on the Coosa…





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