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State police arrest 51 on DUI charges over holiday weekend


Date: 6/1/2016 12:21:00 AM

In addition, Marine Patrol Troopers had no boating fatalities for the second Memorial Day weekend in a row. The accident happened on Lake Tuscaloosa near Country Club Drive and the Alabama Highway 69 North bridge that spans the lake

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Eleven fatalities recorded during Memorial Day weekend

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 5/31/2016 6:08:00 PM

However, four days before the Memorial Day weekend, there was a boating fatality at Lake Tuscaloosa. A man was found dead May 23 after a nighttime boating accident. The accident happened on Lake Tuscaloosa near Country Club Drive and the Alabama Highway 69

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Official remind people to wear life jackets while boating

Decatur Daily

Date: 5/29/2016 8:04:00 AM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Less than a day after a man died in an accident on Lake Tuscaloosa, the city council was raising awareness about boating safety. The Tuscaloosa News ( report that city officials spoke on the importance of

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Tuscaloosa Police Lake Patrol out to keep boaters safe over holiday weekend

CBS 42

Date: 5/28/2016 8:46:00 PM

Officer Charles Ballard says Tuscaloosa Police Lake Patrol will be out in force making sure everyone obeys the law and stays safe on Lake Tuscaloosa. “Make sure you have all your equipment like fire extinguishers, and make sure you have a life jacket for

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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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• 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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