Weiss Lake News

6/20/2017 4:46:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
The Alabama Department of Conservation lists the creek as the only marine habitat off the Coosa River for the stippled studfish, or the fundulus bifax. It says the species is native and restricted to the Mobile River Basin, with others found in the ...

6/18/2017 6:34:00 AM
The quiet, dimly-lit restaurant is located between the hotel's pool and a gorgeous patio view of the Coosa River. Our hostess sat us at what she says is the most splendid table in the house, promising us a nice sunset once the evening hours rolled in.

6/16/2017 12:04:00 AM
Guide Mark Collins reports Weiss Lake is at full pool and water temperature is 82 to 84 degrees in most areas he sampled. He said deep water crappie fishing is becoming a best-bet with the hot weather--fish the river channel edges at 12 feet and more with ...

6/15/2017 2:46:00 PM
Weiss Lake, Moshat, Ball Flat, Coloma and Weiss Dam. * At 307 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Fyffe, or 8 miles southwest of Fort Payne, moving east at 45 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Expect damage to ...

6/14/2017 2:35:00 PM
Shelby County Reporter
There is a 60-mile stretch of the Coosa River with no campsites, Couch said, including 52 miles of property owned by the county. Couch said county parks, such as Beeswax, or marinas are potential locations for campsites, which would be marked and ...

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…

5/22/2017 4:11:00 AM
Centre is the second Alabama city to file such a suit, following Gadsden. The two cities sit side by side on the banks of the Coosa River. The suit names the following companies as defendents: 3M Company, Aladdin Manufacturing Corporation,Apricot ...

5/22/2017 3:36:00 AM
The Tulotoma Magnifica, otherwise known as the Tulotoma river snail, is indigenous to the Coosa River that flows through the middle of Wetumpka’s downtown. It's the first and only of its species to ever recover from the brink of extinction due to ...

5/19/2017 11:00:00 AM
Wetumpka Herald
Board members of the Elmore County Food Pantry held their first open house at its new location off Coosa River Parkway where they gathered to discuss with the public all the details of its services. The organization serves nearly 500 households ...

5/18/2017 3:47:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
In the action portion of the meeting, the Council voted 4-1 to transfer the old armory property on U.S. 231 to the recently established Coosa River Health Authority for the purposes of providing additional healthcare in the city and community. There was no ...

5/12/2017 3:36:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
The water was warmer this weekend and the fishing was much better on both the Coosa River and Lake Jordan than it was for Wetumpka’s debut on the Kayak Bass Fishing tour in April with the one-on-one Best of the Best battle between kayak fishing titans ...

5/9/2017 8:27:00 PM
Press Release Point
The Oriental Weatherfish or Pond Loach is an exotic aquarium fish that has been found in Logan Martin Reservoir and tributaries of the Coosa River. This species has been found in the same waters as the native Coldwater Darter, although the threats to this ...

5/5/2017 10:31:00 AM
The Clanton Advertiser
The Swim Guide gives information on 20 popular swimming spots in the lower and middle Coosa River basins, including local sites such as Higgins Ferry Park, for 20 weeks. “We are filling a very important water quality gap,” Overton said. The state does ...

4/27/2017 8:00:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
Vessels of all shapes, sizes and design are expected to hit the Etowah River for the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s (CRBI) 2 nd annual Rome’s Big Float on June 3. The 6-mile river celebration is billed as a float for canoes, kayaks, paddleboards ...

4/25/2017 3:57:00 AM
4 Traders
Application Type: Non-Capacity Amendment of License. b. Project No: P-2146-215. c. Date Filed: February 17, 2017. d. Applicant: Alabama Power Company (Alabama Power). e. Name of Project: Coosa River Project.

4/21/2017 9:08:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
But without stricter controls, the EPD’s new proposed permit allows continuing fish kills on the Coosa River from heated water from Plant Hammond, said Bowers. The 63-year-old plant doesn’t have a cooling tower. Bowers said an earlier study by Georgia ...

4/20/2017 4:14:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
Wetumpka owes its name to the Coosa River running throughout its limits, which historically served as home and subsistence for the Muscogee and later as conduits of trade and travel for settlers. So a partnership between “The City of Natural Beauty ...

4/13/2017 6:30:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
At issue is the killing of fish in the Coosa River due to major water withdrawal’s used in the creation of steam at the plant. The second issue is that the discharge of water from the plant is at a temperature above the river temperature often causing ...

4/12/2017 10:03:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Atlanta utility said 80 jobs are being cut at Plant Hammond, a 63-year-old power plant on the Coosa River near Rome, according to a press report. A spokesman for the company, John Kraft, told the Rome News-Tribune that the plant will remain in ...

4/11/2017 3:23:00 PM
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4/7/2017 12:46:00 AM
Fish Wrap
Georgia Power is cutting 80 jobs — close to a third of its workforce — at Plant Hammond on the Coosa River west of Rome, according to utility spokesman John Kraft. “We have not announced any decision to close Plant Hammond and the units will continue ...

4/3/2017 8:04:00 PM
The mayor of Wetumpka wants the city council's approval to seek financing for some much-needed repairs, including to roads, following the Coosa River floods of 2015. Christmas that year did not bring good tidings for the city when the Coosa breached its ...

4/1/2017 1:00:00 AM
Spotted Bass Shootout Bassmaster Elite angler Russ Lane targets spotted bass on the Coosa River Chain near his home in Alabama, as well as other waters across the Southeast and Midwest. He doesn’t mind fishing in wind. “In clear water, windy conditions ...

3/31/2017 12:49:00 PM
Wetumpka Herald
The Wetumpka Rotary Club is doing it again!!! The 2017 River Region Duck Dash will be held from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.in conjunction with the Wetumpka Chamber of Commerce’s “Coosa River Showdown” Bass Fishing Kayak Tournament. More details to come!!!!

3/31/2017 11:29:00 AM
She has competed in contests and fished in places like the Ouachita River Louisiana, Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee and the Coosa River in Alabama. Knies is an independent brand partner with Nerium International and lives with her husband, Adam. She said ...

3/31/2017 10:12:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
A Calhoun-based textile business, a Piedmont, Alabama land protection organization, Boys and Girls Clubs in Dalton and Rome, the Chatsworth Water Works Commission and Forsyth County will be recognized April 6 with the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s (CRBI ...

3/31/2017 3:54:00 AM
Coosa Valley News
A Calhoun-based textile business, a Piedmont, Alabama land protection organization, Boys and Girls Clubs in Dalton and Rome, the Chatsworth Water Works Commission and Forsyth County will be recognized April 6 with the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s (CRBI ...

3/30/2017 11:44:00 PM
Larew jigs; www.anglingadventures.info. From Weiss Lake, Mark Collins reports water temperature in the 60's, ideal for both bass and crappie spawning. Bass are on gravel points and stump flats, while crappies are in creek mouths and around boat houses and ...

3/24/2017 12:32:00 PM
The first inspection is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in Riverside. The bridge on Interstate 20 East over the Coosa River will be inspected. The right lane and shoulder will be closed in the area where the work is being performed. All travel lanes will be ...

3/23/2017 4:19:00 PM
The Anniston Star
RIVERSIDE – Weather permitting, on Tuesday, March 28, at 9 a.m., the Alabama Department of Transportation will perform a bridge inspection on the Interstate 20 eastbound bridge over the Coosa River at milepost 164.462, as follows: This inspection will ...

3/22/2017 8:16:00 AM
The Randolph Leader
Because of the challenging conditions, Alabama Power has worked closely with government agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to raise lake levels earlier than normal at Weiss and Logan Martin lakes on the Coosa River, and Harris and Martin ...

3/22/2017 1:00:00 AM
It joins, 95 miles from its source, the Coosawattee River to form the Oostanaula River before flowing into Alabama (as the Coosa River). The Conasauga River flows from the Cohutta Wilderness in northern Georgia into Tennessee before turning south.

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 5:08:00 PM
The Anniston Star
According to a press release from Alabama Power on Thursday, operators will raise the summer pool level of Weiss Lake, which is part of the Coosa River Basin, by April 1. Weiss Lake is in northeast Alabama and upstream from Neely Henry and Logan Martin ...

3/16/2017 1:19:00 PM
Albany Herald
“While the Dirty Dozen report highlights problems that need to get fixed, the Clean 13 will highlight projects that we hope others will emulate,” said Joe Cook, advocacy and communication coordinator with the Rome-based Coosa River Basin Initiativ

3/16/2017 9:42:00 AM
4 Traders
Because of the challenging conditions, Alabama Power has worked closely with government agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to raise lake levels earlier than normal at Weiss and Logan Martin lakes on the Coosa River, and Harris and Martin ...

3/16/2017 8:49:00 AM
Coosa Riverkeeper, along with Alabama Rivers Alliance, has developed a new program, FISH GUIDE, as a response to surveys conducted with fishermen on the Coosa River. FISH GUIDE provides fishermen with supplementary information about the fish consumption ...

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

3/13/2017 10:13:00 AM
For example, the heavy patio tables were simply tossed around, the awning ripped away, yet not a crack in the windows facing the Coosa River. "As you can see there are some scratches on the glass but nothing broke. We were shocked," Norton said.

3/11/2017 7:19:00 PM
Agency spokesman Phil Kloer says the eagle's body was found Monday in a farm field in Cherokee County, about eight miles from Centre, near Weiss Lake. That's about 20 miles west of Rome, Georgia. Kloer says he doesn't know when the eagle was killed.

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