Lake Wedowee News

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…

12/5/2017 2:06:00 PM
The Anniston Star
WEDOWEE — Forgive Pat Prestridge if, in a quiet place in his soul, he wanted a recount in 2016. The Randolph County football coach had just led the Tigers to the Class 2A semifinals. He knew he had a talented roster on the rise and a chance to challenge ...

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…

9/12/2017 10:06:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
I am here to build another bridge across the Tallapoosa River. But instead of concrete and wood, this bridge is built from trust and respect — and maybe some structural steel because of potential lawsuits and all — but mostly trust and respect!

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…

8/23/2017 2:32:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
For Alexander City, having both the Tallapoosa River and Lake Martin nearby made bringing the exhibit to town a natural fit. In addition to the exhibit set up inside city hall during the month of October, Smith said historian John Kvoch would be speaking ...

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

8/10/2017 5:19:00 PM
alabamawx.com
Prattville, Millbrook, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Elmore, Coosada, Deatsville, Montgomery Zoo, Boylston, Bob Woodruff Lake, Emerald Mountain, Blue Ridge, Lagoon Park, Claud, Wetumpka Municipal Airport, Brassell, Wallsboro, Ware and Tallapoosa River

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…

8/1/2017 2:49:00 PM
KVUE
The Snellville, Ga., native was injured when a zip line that she was riding broke and plunged her into the Little Tallapoosa River, giving her a gash on her leg. • Vibriosis. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that live in coastal waters cause this type of ...

7/31/2017 9:14:00 PM
12news.com
The Snellville, Ga., native was injured when a zip line that she was riding broke and plunged her into the Little Tallapoosa River, giving her a gash on her leg. -Vibriosis. Vibrio vulnificus bacteria that live in coastal waters cause this type of infection.

7/27/2017 4:27:00 PM
The Anniston Star
Mellie Parrish, who lives on Lake Wedowee, said she went online to get tickets early Thursday but she was too late. “I don't understand why he has chosen a venue that is so small, knowing how people in Alabama have been calling for town halls and ...

7/26/2017 8:29:00 PM
4 Traders
For more information, visit www.georgiapower.com/commercialsavings. 07/26 SOUTHERN: Volunteers set to clean Holt Lake Aug. 5 07/26 SOUTHERN: Volunteers set to clean Tallapoosa River Aug. 5

7/18/2017 6:40:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Since the Memorial Day weekend, three people have perished while kayaking along the Tallapoosa River. Just Tuesday, Charles Edward Stewart perished on the Tallapoosa River just below the Thurlow Dam and another reportedly victim made it out safely.

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

7/12/2017 2:36:00 PM
Ledger-Enquirer
The body of 31-year-old Charles Edward Stewart of Tallassee, Ala. was recovered from the Tallapoosa River Wednesday. A report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says Stewart, who was not wearing a flotation device, became displaced from his kayak on ...

7/9/2017 8:06:00 PM
Alexander City Outlook
The overflow entered Whortleberry Creek before entering Oaktassa Creek to Hillabee Creek to the Tallapoosa River. “We estimate the character of the waste water when it entered Whortleberry Creek was diluted 20 times or more just because of the excessive ...

6/15/2017 3:45:00 PM
alabamawx.com
IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include… Alexander City, Roanoke, Tallassee, Dadeville, Lineville, Ashland, Camp Hill, Wedowee, Rockford, Equality, Lake Wedowee, Jacksons’ Gap, New Site, Wadley, Woodland ...

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 6:38:00 PM
Press Release Point
OPELIKA, Ala. – Judicial officials and the sheriff of Randolph County, Alabama, are violating the constitutional rights of people charged with misdemeanors and felonies by jailing them following arrest if they can’t afford to pay bail, according to a ...

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

5/11/2017 8:37:00 AM
Times-Georgian
Four people gathered at the Poplar Springs launch of the Dub Denman Canoe Trail for a cleanup event Saturday morning. The tree-shaded parking area seemed even chillier than the 45 degrees registering on car thermometers. Gail Priest, who organized the ...

4/30/2017 8:42:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
“That is triple what I have done in previous years.” And Robinson, who also serves as president of the Tallapoosa River Beekeepers Association, says this year looks to be even better. With swarms and honey collection already started, “I have already ...

4/28/2017 8:07:00 AM
Alexander City Outlook
Heather Johnson, an English instructor at CACC who helped to organize the event, described the race as having several different-sized inclines and declines, along with beautiful views of both the battlefield and the Tallapoosa River as the course utilizes ...

4/26/2017 3:49:00 PM
Opelika-Auburn News
The homeplace sits just off a paved road on a dirt road and is just a couple of miles from the Tallapoosa River. The 5:00 traffic can be overwhelming at times. The other day, a four-wheeler and an ATV drove by at the same time. That was rush hour.

4/26/2017 8:11:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
County engineer Burrel Jones said the road did not go through the formal closure process. Jeff Landrum said the Tallapoosa River Hunting Club has blocked him from access to his property. Chuck Sparks said many around Cragford are upset. This is a road they ...

4/26/2017 8:11:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
WEDOWEE--Wedowee Middle School was given a big thumbs-up last week from the Alabama Attorney General's Office. Chris Carden, law enforcement coordinator with the Alabama Attorney General's Office, visited the campus on Tuesday of last week because he likes ...

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
Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3 Keith…

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…





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