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Bass tournament helps raise money for Safe Harbor Women’s Medical Clinic

Selma Times-Journal

Date: 5/12/2018 6:52:00 PM

This year’s tournament its largest pool of competitors with 78 fishermen split into teams of two. At day break, 39 boats went out onto the Alabama River to fish out as many big bass as they could to compete for the grand prize of $3,000. “We put this

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Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association annual meeting celebrates 128th year Bloggers

Date: 5/8/2018 11:55:00 AM

The 2018 Annual Conference of the Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association (CARIA) is scheduled for Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel in Montgomery, the head of navigation on the Alabama River. The conference

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Huntsville teen rescued from fall into water at Little River Canyon

Date: 4/25/2018 6:38:00 AM

A Huntsville teen was rescued Tuesday evening after falling into a northeast Alabama river. The incident happened in the Little River Canyon National Preserve. Authorities were called just after 7 p.m. to respond down river from the Little Falls area

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Time for post spawn bassing on Alabama lakes

Date: 4/24/2018 11:42:00 PM

With no more nights forecast to drop into the 30's and 40's, it's likely that fishing on North Alabama lakes will revert to the usual late spring patterns, with many bass already spawned out but still aggressively patrolling the shallows to guard their

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Chase for Elmore County burglary suspects ends on I-65


Date: 4/18/2018 9:47:00 AM

More details are being released regarding a police incident that caused multiple lane closures on Interstate 65 southbound at the Alabama River Bridge Wednesday morning. The Elmore County Sheriff's Office confirms the traffic incident was the end result of

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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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