Lake Tuscaloosa News

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
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 ...

7/12/2017 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 ...

6/6/2017
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 ...

5/2/2017 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 ...

4/20/2017 1:25:00 AM
The Crimson White
Preliminary autopsies of two women from The University of Alabama Law School who were found in Lake Tuscaloosa over the weekend suggest that electrocution was the cause of death. Shelly Darling, 34, a staff attorney for the elder law clinic, and Whipple ...

4/19/2017 5:01:00 PM
7 News Yahoo
Lawyers Shelly Darling, 34, and Elizabeth Whipple, 41, are suspected to have died of electrocution after their bodies were found in Lake Tuscaloosa on Saturday. It follows the death of 15-year-old Carmen Johnson a year ago, who also died from electric ...

4/19/2017 4:50:00 PM
Dothan First
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Investigators are looking into the possibility that electricity may have played a role in the drowning death of two women last week. According to Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide, investigators are looking into electric shock drowning ...

4/19/2017 2:29:00 PM
CBS News
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 ...

4/17/2017 5:09:00 PM
wvtm13.com
Police say two women found dead in a lake in Alabama may have been electrocuted. Authorities held a news conference Monday to discuss the deaths of 34-year-old Shelly Darling and 41-year-old Elizabeth Whipple. They were found dead early Saturday in Lake ...

4/17/2017 2:26:00 PM
CBS 42
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — Investigators are looking into the possibility that electricity may have played a role in the drowning death of two women last week. According to Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide, investigators are looking into electric shock drowning ...

4/17/2017 2:11:39 PM
WSFA 12
The deaths of two women found in Lake Tuscaloosa are being felt at the University of Alabama School of Law. Homicide investigators identified them as 34-year-old Shelly Darling and 41-year-old Elizabeth Whipple. "It's a tragic situation because you have ...

4/16/2017 1:26:40 PM
WHNT-TV
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Two women were found dead early Saturday morning in Lake Tuscaloosa, according to our news partner AL.com. Police say Shelly Darling, 34, and Elizabeth Whipple, 41, were reported missing by family members after they disappeared ...

4/13/2017 6:08:00 PM
ABC 33/40 News
The City of Tuscaloosa just adopted its 5-stage policy. Tuscaloosa receives its water from Lake Tuscaloosa. The lake holds 40 billion gallons of water. Stage 1, in the drought plan, is reached when water dips 11 feet below pool. Residents would be asked to ...

3/29/2017 3:20:00 PM
Sand Mountain Reporter
Tuscaloosa County claimed the boys championship while Hazel Green took home the girls title Monday in the inaugural Albertville Invitational at Big Spring Lake. The boys division featured 14 teams and 78 golfers. The boys played the morning round ...

3/29/2017 1:20:00 AM
The Crimson White
The crew consisted of all students and was shot over a four day period in early November with filming locations in Birmingham and Lake Tuscaloosa. “I thought it was really well done, and I think that the crew consisting of all students made it a more ...

3/16/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/6/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)





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