Lake Tuscaloosa

ALABAMA


Lake Level
223.54 FEET
2/23/2017
Full Pool: 230.0
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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

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

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Water Resources Outlook (January 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 1/27/2017

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017

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Funding agreement expedites two projects

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 1/21/2017 6:24:00 PM

The McWright's Ferry Road project will extend this roadway into north Tuscaloosa, providing an alternative route to crossing the Lake Tuscaloosa dam. The Jack Warner Parkway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard project will widen the wooden railroad

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Former Tuscaloosa mayor plans to run for post again

The Business Journal

Date: 1/10/2017 9:50:00 AM

What anyone says about it, that's up to them." Before serving six terms as mayor, he spent more than 30 years as the city's engineer and planner, overseeing the creation of Lake Tuscaloosa. DuPont joins incumbent Walter Maddox in the race - the first time

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Water Resources Outlook (December 2016)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 12/15/2016

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016

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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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