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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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4th of July Boat Parade Winners

Date: 7/5/2016

Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3

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Law enforcement increasing patrols to ensure holiday boating safety

CBS 42

Date: 7/3/2016 5:08:00 PM

(WIAT) — Alabama State Troopers are beefing up patrols on Lake Tuscaloosa during the July 4th holiday weekend. Trooper Johnathan Appling says the ALEA Marine Patrol Division wants boaters to be safe. Troopers will be on the lookout for those who are not

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Tuscaloosa News

Date: 6/28/2016 9:53:00 PM

Assented to the assignment of contracts from R.H. Smith & Associates to Smith, Stegall & Associates P.C. Authorized Stephen Daly to execute a federal permit application regarding the Lake Tuscaloosa dam. Authorized the mayor to accept a contribution from

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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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