Lake Wedowee


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Walker on drought: ‘Not out of the woods yet’


Date: 12/1/2016 1:04:00 PM

“We’re hoping in the next week to get a helicopter from the Department of Nautral Resources again and fly over the Tallapoosa River again to see if we have water again or if we just have those same pockets,” Walker said. “I’ve looked at where the

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Local towns schedule Christmas parades

The Randolph Leader

Date: 11/30/2016 8:10:00 AM

The Town of Wedowee Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. For more information, please call Wedowee City Hall at (256) 357-2122. Woodland Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m. The last day to pre-register is Friday

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Handley plays for state 4A title Friday

The Randolph Leader

Date: 11/30/2016 7:55:00 AM

Handley and Madison Academy team rosters and Handley season statistics, all sponsored by First State Bank of Wedowee, Ashland and Lineville, can be found on page 6B of this week's Randolph Leader

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Drought response moves to level 2


Date: 11/24/2016 9:03:00 PM

Haralson County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Brian Walker said local crews are still out in the Tallapoosa River and its tributaries, “going up and down” the waterways and putting pipes through beaver dams to get water flowing

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RCHS eliminated in rematch loss to Ohatchee

The Randolph Leader

Date: 11/22/2016 8:15:00 AM

It was rematch of the regular season game between the two teams, which Ohatchee won 34-6 in a game that was played in a heavy rainstorm in Wedowee in early September. Other than the weather, the two games were very similar. Ohatchee’s size up front was

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 271 Miles
• Surface Area: 10,660 Acres
• Volume: 425,700 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,453 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 40 Feet
• Length: 24 Miles
The lake was created by the flooding of the plains behind the Harris Dam, which began construction on November 1, 1974. The last part of construction of the dam ended on April 20, 1983.

There are many recreational attractions on Lake Wedowee such as boating, swimming, fishing and camping. Fishing brings the most attraction to the lake. It is known to be one of the finest lakes in the Southeast because the quality of the water and it’s sizeable bass population. There are many different species of fish in the lake that include crappie, largemouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, hybrid striper, channel catfish, and flathead catfish.
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