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Citizens report recent alligator sightings near Lake Tuscaloosa


Date: 8/3/2017 8:47:00 PM

There have been several recent reports of alligator sightings near Lake Tuscaloosa. “We've had five reports, of alligators from citizens,” said Tuscaloosa Lake Patrol Officer Charles Ballard. Plenty of reports but nothing confirmed. Ballard said they

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Be Bear Wise Alabama

Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries

Date: 8/3/2017

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

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Officials searching for alligators in Lake Tuscaloosa after third sighting

CBS 42

Date: 8/2/2017 5:57:00 PM

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — City leaders in Tuscaloosa are

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Councilors close to new dock rules in Tuscaloosa


Date: 8/2/2017 3:12:39 PM

Tuscaloosa City Councilors move closer to new rules regarding docks along Lake Tuscaloosa. During Tuesday's Properties Committee Meeting, there appeared to be agreement that a third party could inspect docks that have running electricity every few years

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Dock regulations on Lake Tuscaloosa near approval

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 8/1/2017 7:44:00 PM

It will take at least another month, but Tuscaloosa city officials are inching toward a policy overhaul to reduce the possibility of electrical shock on Lake Tuscaloosa. The move comes after two women died in April following what is believed to be

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• River: Black Warrior River
• Length: 177 Miles
• Surface Area: 5,885 Acres
• Volume: 325,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 416 Square Miles
• Length: 15 Miles
Located five miles north of the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport in west central Alabama, Lake Tuscaloosa is a 5,885-acre water supply reservoir with 177 miles of shoreline. The tailwater area (North River) drains into the Black Warrior River basin and is a popular recreational area to many anglers. When the reservoir was impounded by the City of Tuscaloosa in 1971, little material was left behind to serve as fish habitat. Consequently, biologists suspected that the lake would be clear and infertile with relatively low fish production. This has proved to be the case, and water visibilities near the dam often exceed 20 feet. Upper reaches of the lake near Binion and Turkey Creeks are more fertile, have lower water visibilities, and are generally better areas to fish.

Lake Tuscaloosa was constructed to supply domestic and industrial water for the City of Tuscaloosa. However, the lake has become very popular for various types of recreation including boating, swimming and fishing. There are public and private boat ramps located on the lake, as well as several private marinas. Public launches are located at Binion Creek (State), Rock Quarry and Sharps Landing (Municipal). Detailed maps of Lake Tuscaloosa are available at local marinas and sporting goods stores.

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