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Officials remind people to wear life jackets when boating

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 5/24/2016 7:45:00 PM

Less than 24 hours after a Northport man died in an accident on Lake Tuscaloosa, the Tuscaloosa City Council was raising awareness about boating safety. City Council President Harrison Taylor, in the absence of Mayor Walter Maddox, presented a proclamation

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Businessman was known for charitable work

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 5/2/2016 10:10:00 PM

He retired in 2004 and moved to a home on Lake Tuscaloosa with his wife of 50 years, Priscilla. Friend and former high school teammate A.D. Christian said that Hutchins was involved in many charitable endeavors. He probably delivered more than 10,000 used

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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Nick Saban reflects on 2011 tornado that ravaged Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 4/26/2016 10:19:00 PM

I said, 'Something's going on.' So I turned the car around and headed back home.” The Sabans' tree-lined neighborhood near Lake Tuscaloosa didn't offer a clear view of what was going on across the Black Warrior River that afternoon. Had Saban gone into

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Tuscaloosa News

Date: 4/17/2016 10:21:00 PM

A bill introduced by State Rep. Tim Parker, D-Tuscaloosa, to give Tuscaloosa zoning powers over the periphery of Lake Tuscaloosa was termed “dead in the water” until consensus developed among local governing bodies. -Bulldozers were knocking down

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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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