Lake Tuscaloosa News

11/18/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services

11/14/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss Lake

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

9/25/2017
Donna Pate
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…

9/22/2017 3:15:00 PM
WSFA 12
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.

9/22/2017 3:19:56 AM
9 WTVM
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.

9/21/2017 1:54:00 PM
Tuscaloosa News
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 ...

9/16/2017 5:53:00 PM
Tuscaloosa News
In what has become a regular event to benefit the health of Tuscaloosa County’s primary source of drinking water, the ninth annual volunteer cleaning of Lake Tuscaloosa's shores will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Hosted by the city of ...

8/17/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

8/3/2017 8:47:00 PM
WSFA 12
There have been several recent reports of alligator sightings near Lake Tuscaloosa. “We've had five reports, of alligators from citizens,” said Tuscaloosa Lake Patrol Officer Charles Ballard. Plenty of reports but nothing confirmed. Ballard said they ...

8/3/2017 7:49:53 PM
9 WTVM
There have been several recent reports of alligator sightings near Lake Tuscaloosa. “We've had five reports, of alligators from citizens,” said Tuscaloosa Lake Patrol Officer Charles Ballard. Plenty of reports but nothing confirmed. Ballard said they ...

8/3/2017
Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears may…

8/2/2017 5:57:00 PM
CBS 42
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — City leaders in Tuscaloosa are ...

8/2/2017 3:12:39 PM
9 WTVM
Tuscaloosa City Councilors move closer to new rules regarding docks along Lake Tuscaloosa. During Tuesday's Properties Committee Meeting, there appeared to be agreement that a third party could inspect docks that have running electricity every few years.

8/1/2017 7:44:00 PM
Tuscaloosa News
It will take at least another month, but Tuscaloosa city officials are inching toward a policy overhaul to reduce the possibility of electrical shock on Lake Tuscaloosa. The move comes after two women died in April following what is believed to be ...

7/26/2017 9:12:00 PM
The Crimson White
The ruling allows short-term rentals in the T.O. Lake District and the T.O. Downtown District. The first area affects residents around Lake Tuscaloosa while the other area affects residents downtown bordered by the Black Warrior River, McFarland Blvd ...

7/24/2017 10:01:00 AM
WSFA 12
A public meeting to discuss possible new regulations for docks on Lake Tuscaloosa is scheduled for Monday at 6 p.m. at the Phelps Activity Center in Tuscaloosa. In a Facebook post by Tuscaloosa City Council President Cynthia Almond, she encourages any ...

7/23/2017 5:58:00 AM
Tuscaloosa News
Hardy and Wallace skied together on the team at Alabama. Back when they were on the team, they practiced on Lake Tuscaloosa, which was a problem for Hardy, as they would always run into fisherman and others using the lake. The University of Alabama’s ...

7/22/2017 8:20:00 AM
Tuscaloosa News
Hardy and Wallace skied together on the team at Alabama. Back when they were on the team, they practiced on Lake Tuscaloosa, which was a problem for Hardy, as they would always run into fisherman and others using the lake. The University of Alabama’s ...

7/15/2017 9:22:00 PM
Tuscaloosa News
The city's consideration of adding a "full time lake inspector" for dock electrical safety on Lake Tuscaloosa is just another example of how government approaches problems. Just hire more employees with our money. Then buy an office, an inspection boat and ...

7/13/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (July 2017)

7/12/2017 8:53:00 AM
Al.com
It also allows residents to legally rent out personal living spaces in two areas - around Lake Tuscaloosa and in a downtown and campus district.

7/11/2017 7:33:00 PM
CBS 42
The new measure also creates 2 zones, one in the city’s historic district and a second around Lake Tuscaloosa, that would be subject to the requirements. General provisions include requiring homeowners to be availible by phone 24 hours a day during the ...

7/4/2017 10:53:00 AM
Tuscaloosa News
I am a resident of Northport and an outdoorsman. I enjoy fishing, especially since Lake Tuscaloosa is in my back yard. My concern is that the lake is being neglected as a fishery. I understand its appeal as a recreational body of water but the amount of ...

7/2/2017 7:00:00 AM
Tuscaloosa News
Electric shock drowning gained renewed attention in Tuscaloosa after the April deaths of Shelly Darling and Liz Whipple. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate that these women, both of whom worked for legal clinics at the University of Alabama’s School of ...

6/28/2017 8:38:00 PM
ABC 33/40 News
Chris Watkins makes a living on the water. His company is building docks on Lake Tuscaloosa. "We're building two boat houses on the north end of the lake and another dock is going in on this side of the lake," said Watkins, owner of DockWorx Marine ...

6/27/2017 7:09:00 PM
CBS 42
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) TUSCALOOSA, Ala (WIAT) — The City of Tuscaloosa is taking a hard ...

6/27/2017 10:19:00 AM
WSFA 12
A Tuscaloosa City Council committee is scheduled to discuss safety on Lake Tuscaloosa, specifically with regard to structures with electrical power on the lake, in a special called meeting Tuesday afternoon. In the spring, when two women were killed on ...

6/27/2017 1:00:00 AM
WSFA 12
A Tuscaloosa City Council committee discussed safety on Lake Tuscaloosa, specifically to structures with electrical power on the lake Tuesday. The city of Tuscaloosa cracking down on requiring all Lake docks to have electricity permits and now Dock ...

6/16/2017 1:03:00 AM
WebMD
The shock paralyzes them so they can’t swim or help themselves. Officials believe electric shock caused the April drowning deaths of two women at Lake Tuscaloosa in Alabama who may have been swimming near a pier that had an electric current. The incident ...

6/8/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (June 2017)

6/6/2017
EPA
Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective…

5/19/2017 5:02:00 PM
WSFA 12
Alabama Marine Police expect more boats will fill Lake Tuscaloosa as Memorial Day weekend nears. They'll match that boating traffic as much as possible. "We have plans in place to make sure that are as many patrol troopers on the waters as possible ...

5/19/2017 1:28:00 PM
Today.com
The Saturday before Easter, two colleagues, Shelly Darling, 34, and Elizabeth Whipple, 41, visited Lake Tuscaloosa to soak up the sun on a family dock. A few hours later, family members discovered the women’s possessions, but saw no sign of the Alabama ...

5/18/2017 9:11:00 PM
CBS 42
Bags were delivered to docks this week. In April 2017, investigators said two women died from electrocution on Lake Tuscaloosa. Johnson said it’s one of the many reasons he continues to speak out about Carmen. “As her dad, I want to do as much to bring ...

5/18/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (May 2017)

5/2/2017 4:44:00 PM
WSFA 12
Earlier this month, two women, Shelly Darling and Elizabeth Whipple, died of suspected electric shock-drowning at Lake Tuscaloosa. I personally had no idea what electric shock drowning was or how it happens, but I do now. What I've learned is that docks ...

4/24/2017 2:56:00 PM
KHOU
The two women, 34-year-old Shelly Darling and 41-year-old Elizabeth Whipple, went missing after sunbathing on Lake Tuscaloosa Friday afternoon. Their bodies were retrieved from the lake early Saturday morning. Preliminary autopsies for the two victims show ...

4/20/2017 3:29:00 PM
CBS Pittsburgh
America's 5 Best Waterfall HikesAn introduction to five of the very best waterfall hikes in America LAKE TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (KDKA) — The parents of 15-year-old Carmen Johnson, who tragically died from electric shock drowning while swimming near her ...

4/20/2017 3:42:00 AM
WFMY News 2
The two women, 34-year-old Shelly Darling and 41-year-old Elizabeth Whipple, went missing after sunbathing on Lake Tuscaloosa Friday afternoon. Their bodies were retrieved from the lake early Saturday morning. Preliminary autopsies for the two victims show ...





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