Weiss Lake News

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)

1/8/2019
Patsy Mercer
Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be increased by…

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…

11/22/2018 7:19:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
http://sparkwebgroup.com/embed/ One person was taken to Floyd-Cherokee Medical Center after his powered paraglider crashed into Weiss Lake in Leesburg on Thursday afternoon. According to reports ...

11/9/2018 8:44:00 AM
KATU
WEISS LAKE, Ala. (WBMA) - Eagles are a symbol of American freedom, but this past weekend two of the birds needed to be freed themselves. Lee Pitts got a call about some trouble in the waters of Weiss ...

6/20/2018 2:17:00 PM
The Clanton Advertiser
The scales were tipped with some mighty catfish during the Third Annual Coosa River Catfish Round-up on June 9-10. All the fish were caught on the various surrounding bodies of water, including Lake Mitchell, Lay Lake and Jordan Lake. The event was able to ...

6/6/2018 6:58:00 PM
Nooga.com
Recently, 30,000 striped bass fingerlings were stocked in the Coosa River upstream from Weiss Lake to supplement the existing population, which has experienced a decline in recent years. This stocking is a cooperative effort between the Georgia Department ...

6/4/2018 2:14:00 PM
The Clanton Advertiser
The Third Annual Coosa River Catfish Round-up will be held on June 15-16 at Higgins Ferry Boat Ramp. The 24-hour event will begin at 6 p.m. on June 15 and end at that time the next day. Sponsorship money from the tournament will be donated to Butterfly ...

6/3/2018 1:23:00 AM
Rome News-Tribune
Despite requests from officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Rome-Floyd County Fire Department to cancel the float, organizers with Coosa River Basin Initiative made the call to go ahead. However, that call resulted in the inability ...

5/22/2018 11:38:00 PM
al.com
Some 30,000 striped bass fingerlings were recently stocked in the Coosa River above Weiss Lake to supplement the existing population, which has experienced a decline according to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR).

5/20/2018 2:39:00 PM
The Cullman Times
Authorities are actively searching for the driver and any possible passengers in the Coosa River after a vehicle drove off the Meighan Bridge in Gadsden. We're told the car went off the bridge between 2:15 and 2:30 this afternoon. The bridge is located on ...

5/19/2018 9:24:00 PM
Rome News-Tribune
The forest in Rome sits off the Coosa River below the Shorter University campus and features a number of rare and endangered flora. The Nature Conservancy, Friends of the Marshall Forest along with family and friends of the late Robert Weed help maintain ...

5/17/2018 10:12:00 AM
Yellowhammer News
On the banks of the Coosa River, a federally endangered woodpecker continues to hold its own, with a little help from friends. For more than 30 years, Alabama Power Company biologists have worked to protect and expand red-cockaded woodpecker (RCW ...

5/3/2018 5:23:00 AM
Rome News-Tribune
On June 2, the Coosa River Basin Initiative looks to put the Etowah River in the Guinness World Records book by creating the “longest line of water inflatables” during Rome’s Big Float. The record to break is a 543-foot-long line of more than 100 ...

5/1/2018 4:13:00 PM
Rome News-Tribune
On June 2, the Coosa River Basin Initiative looks to put the Etowah River in the Guinness World Records book by creating the "longest line of water inflatables" during Rome’s Big Float, according to a press release. Last week, CRBI received confirmation ...

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…

12/27/2017
Roger Griffeth
Legal Proceeding have begun in Cherokee County over the water quality issues alledgely created by "companies" located in or around Dalton, GA. Read More on my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com.

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)

11/14/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss Lake

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.





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