Lake Tuscaloosa


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Water Resources Outlook (February 2019)

Todd Hamill

Date: 2/7/2019

Water Resources Outlook (February

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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Nick Saban shares quirky story about bathing in the lake every day

USA Today Sports For The Win

Date: 6/8/2018 12:08:25 PM

Nick Saban loves the water, his boat and to do activities that involve them both. Most recently, the Alabama football coach had a viral moment on Lake Tuscaloosa when he took some of his players out on his boat and ran out of gas. Then Thursday at his Nick

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HEADS UP: Planning a day out on Lake Tuscaloosa? Don't be alarmed if you see a national championship winning coach out there...or a bar of Ivory soap


Date: 6/7/2018 1:05:00 PM

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban held his annual Nick’s Kids Charity golf tournament Thursday at Old Overton Club in Birmingham. Saban met with the media before the tournament and talked about linebacker Keith Holcombe, the quarterback battle

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Karle's Korner: Saban's boat trip & that TMZ video; great PR for a great coach


Date: 6/5/2018 3:50:00 PM

So from where am I reminded that the Alabama football coach can be well, human? I offer up last week’s episode on Lake Tuscaloosa, where a video of the coach and several of his players went viral. The coach was driving his brand new boat while wearing a

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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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