Lake Wedowee News

9/15/2020
Alabama Power
Hurricane Sally is expected to bring heavy rains inland, which could affect Alabama Power lakes. After making landfall, Sally is expected to move slowly across the state, dumping large amounts of rain in some areas. The latest forecast indicates the greatest impacts to Alabama Power lakes from heavy rains will be from Lay…

9/2/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/24/2020 11:35:00 AM
al.com
WEN’s Wedowee plant will expand its production later this year, creating up to 40 new jobs at the Randolph County factory. The North Carolina-based company will move the assembly of patio doors from a ...

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/13/2020
Main Street Alabama
Birmingham, Ala. - Alabama residents may soon be able to show their commitment of supporting local businesses with a distinctive car tag. The Shop Local Support Small Business tag will be produced if at least 1,000 complete an online application and pay a $50 fee by July 31, 2021. Main Street Alabama, the benefitting…

8/11/2020
BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

8/5/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

7/28/2020
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

7/22/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…

7/14/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…

7/13/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…

4/30/2020 8:46:00 PM
MSN
It was taken on the sprawling 39,000-acre Lake Martin—a deep, clear, heavily fished reservoir on the Tallapoosa River in central Alabama. Southern Illinois’ Kinkaid Reservoir in Jackson County ...

4/19/2020 5:00:00 PM
Radar Online
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, after falling into the murky Little Tallapoosa River in Georgia from a homemade zip line on May 1, Aimee suffered a deep gash in her calf and despite it ...

4/16/2020
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (April 2020)

2/26/2020
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (February 2020)

2/9/2020
Lake News
This week, the citizens of Dadeville, Alabama created and submitted a video showcasing the town in order to submit to HGTV's upcoming new show "Home Town Takeover". The new show is slated to air on the HGTV channel in 2021. Citizens of the selected town can expect to witness the rehabilitation of several individual family…

1/28/2020
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (January 2020)

12/19/2019
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (December 2019)

11/13/2019
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (November 2019)

9/19/2019
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (September 2019)

8/23/2019
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (August 2019)

7/18/2019
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (July 2019)

5/16/2019
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (May 2019)

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…

2/19/2019
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…

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

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…

8/31/2018
Alabama Power
Because of substantial rainfall this summer, Alabama Power will keep the water level higher for a few more weeks at Lake Martin. Under the company’s federal operating license for Martin Dam, Alabama Power can extend summer water levels at Lake Martin into mid-October, when conditions allow it. Following an…

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…

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…

9/1/2017
Alabama Power
Higher-than-normal rainfall this summer will enable Alabama Power to keep the level of Lake Martin higher for a few extra weeks into the fall. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s new 30-year license for Martin Dam allows the company to extend summer water levels at Lake Martin into mid-October, when…

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)







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