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South Alabama wakes up to brrrr-cold conditions

WSFA 12

Date: 1/7/2017 4:12:00 AM

In Millry, there is icing on Highway 17 over Mill Creek. Farther to the east, there is icing over the Alabama RIver in Claiborne. Frisco City is seeing icing on Alabama 121 and U.S. 24, just to the north of Repton over Escambia Creek. South in Mobile

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Lawmaker: Alabama rivers could help meet state’s water needs

The Republic

Date: 12/22/2016 8:06:00 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A north Alabama lawmaker thinks the state is wasting an important resource and wants his fellow legislators to consider expanding access to some of the water flowing through it. “I look out there and I see millions of gallons of

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Well-known shipwright honored in Montgomery

WSFA 12

Date: 12/22/2016 6:51:00 AM

His seventh boat he built with his son, the Betsy Ann, was docked in Montgomery for years, providing charter cruises up and down the Alabama River. Bull is also remembered for having served in the Navy during World War II

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Work to start on riverwalk

The Selam Times Journal

Date: 12/3/2016 3:12:00 PM

Construction is expected to start in 2017 with a pier overlooking the Alabama River next to the Bridge Tender’s House on Water Avenue. The pier will be a part replica of the former draw bridge. “We are very excited because we know that riverfront is

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Elias returns to Elite Series through Legends Exemption

Jackson Clarion-Ledger

Date: 12/2/2016 6:12:00 AM

In 1982 he won the Bassmaster Classic on the Alabama River and has been fishing in the Elite Series since its inception in 2006. During the 2016 season, however, his standing suffered and he failed to gain enough Angler of the Year points to qualify for

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• River: Alabama River
• Length: 500 Miles
• Surface Area: 18,500 Acres
• Volume: 331,800 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 20,700 Square Miles
• Length: 105 Miles
Millers Ferry is a 17,200-acre reservoir on the Alabama River impounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1969. The official name of this impoundment is William (Bill) Dannelly Reservoir; however, it is better known locally as "Millers Ferry." There are numerous public access areas located on the reservoir. Camping facilities are available at Corps of Engineers public use areas at East Bank, Six Mile, and Chilatchee Creek. Roland Cooper State Park offers camping, cabins, and a golf course. Lodging, restaurants and tackle are available nearby in Camden.

Bisecting Alabama's Black Prairie Belt, the William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir encompasses 105 miles of the Alabama River, from Millers Ferry Lock and Dam to the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam.

Named for an active supporter of river development, the late Judge Dannelly of Camden, Alabama. Dannelly Reservoir was created by the construction of Millers Ferry Lock and Dam which was completed in 1970. The power plant produces enough electricity to serve more than 50,000 homes.
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