Lake Tuscaloosa

ALABAMA


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223.49 FEET
8/23/2016
Full Pool: 230.0
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Funding approved for five Tuscaloosa County road improvement projects

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 8/21/2016 5:43:00 PM

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

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"The Fight Within" to premiere Thursday at Hollywood 16 theater

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 8/10/2016 2:38:00 PM

Tuscaloosa natives and frequent visitors who watch the action and romance movie will recognize many scenes in the film as being shot at local spots including downtown Tuscaloosa, Lake Tuscaloosa, Billy’s Sports Grill in downtown Northport, Shelton State

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Towers: Kirby brings the ‘Bama Way’ to Georgia

dawgnation.com

Date: 8/1/2016 3:42:00 PM

But it’s not original. The fact is, it’s exactly what Saban does every year at Alabama. He takes the first-year players out on Lake Tuscaloosa the weekend before camp begins. And you know how Georgia scrapped the traditional Fans Picture Day it has

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Northport city leaders meet with citizens to rebuild trust after sewage spill

CBS 42

Date: 7/13/2016 8:06:00 PM

Work crews have repaired the manhole on 5th street and 30th avenue after installing some new parts that needed to be replaced. Northport drinking water comes from Lake Tuscaloosa. The City says the water is safe to drink

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Top 10 ways to stay cool this summer

The Crimson White

Date: 7/6/2016 10:00:00 AM

Whether it’s in the pool at your apartment, Hurricane Creek or a spot on Lake Tuscaloosa, take a day, grab some friends and go spend a little while in the water. Don’t forget your sunscreen though! 3. Grab a treat from Steel City Pops We’re pretty

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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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