Lake Tuscaloosa


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224.09 FEET
Full Pool: 230.0
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Marshall, Siegelman address opioids, violent crime as they vie for AG


Date: 11/1/2020 11:50:00 AM

(WAFF) - Ahead of Tuesday’s election, candidates are hitting the campaign trial hard to get their message to voters, including the men running for Alabama attorney general. Voters next week will

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Family hosts organ donor fishing tournament to honor son

Birmingham WBRC on

Date: 10/30/2020 1:01:54 PM

Each year, Ryan’s memory is honored with a fishing tournament at Lake Tuscaloosa. You can register on site for The 7th annual Hook a Line, Save a Life bass fishing tournament, which is tomorrow at

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Juvenile injured in chase with police; crashes vehicle into light pole


Date: 10/27/2020 4:34:00 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - We’re following breaking news in Huntsville. A female juvenile is being treated for injuries after police say they got in a chase. The suspect was driving a stolen vehicle

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Rolando McClain

USA Today

Date: 10/21/2020 5:12:30 AM

The home on Lake Tuscaloosa is estimated to be worth $1.5... It will be hard for any defensive player in the NFL to make a better catch than Rolando McClain did Sunday in Tennessee. With Dallas

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Hampton Inn Tuscaloosa-University

Date: 10/14/2020 7:29:15 AM

Bryant Museum and Lake Tuscaloosa. Our Hampton Inn guests can dine at Wings Sports Grille, Olive Garden, Cypress Inn, Applebee's, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday and DePalma's within 3 miles of the hotel

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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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