Lake Tuscaloosa

ALABAMA


Lake Level
222.89 FEET
10/17/2017
Full Pool: 230.0
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Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 9/26/2017

Water Resources Outlook (September

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Fine art with Alabama native Perry Austin

Donna Pate

Date: 9/25/2017

With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After

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Lake Tuscaloosa clean up day Saturday, Sept. 23

WSFA 12

Date: 9/22/2017 3:15:00 PM

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the ninth annual Lake Tuscaloosa Clean Up Day Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and helps keep Lake Tuscaloosa, the local drinking water source, clean and litter-free

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Lake Tuscaloosa clean up day Saturday, Sept. 23

9 WTVM

Date: 9/22/2017 3:19:56 AM

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the ninth annual Lake Tuscaloosa Clean Up Day Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and helps keep Lake Tuscaloosa, the local drinking water source, clean and litter-free

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Volunteers needed for lake cleanup

Tuscaloosa News

Date: 9/21/2017 1:54:00 PM

The city of Tuscaloosa is seeking volunteers -- especially those with boats -- for Saturday’s ninth annual Lake Tuscaloosa Cleanup Day. The event, which serves to protect Tuscaloosa County’s primary source of drinking water, will be held from 8 a.m. to

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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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