Lake Jordan


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Alabama Corn: Ideal Start Propels McMichen Into 2016 Con-Till Yield Title

Date: 2/24/2017 3:25:00 PM

Nick farms near Centre in northeast Alabama and irrigated his corn out of the winding Coosa River. He no-tilled his corn in soybean stubble that combined 90 bushels per acre in 2015. He planted Dekalb 62-08 at 35,000 seeds per acre in thirty-inch rows

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt


Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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UPDATE: ALDOT plans bridge repair work on I-20 eastbound over Coosa River on Wednesday

The Anniston Star

Date: 2/21/2017 9:03:00 PM

EDITOR'S NOTE: The headline on this story has been changed to correctly reflect that the planned bridge work is set for Wednesday, Feb. 22. The previous headline had the incorrect date. RIVERSIDE – Depending on the weather, the Alabama Department of

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Public hearing set on Plant Hammond wastewater discharge permit

Fish Wrap

Date: 2/18/2017 8:00:00 AM

Georgia Power has submitted its request for the reissuance of an existing permit to discharge wastewater from Plant Hammond into Smith Cabin Creek and the Coosa River. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on

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Statehouse Column: What's in a buffer?

Meridian Star

Date: 2/17/2017

The plan was met with support from the powerful state Chamber of Commerce, but others were less than impressed. Joe Cook, with the Coosa River Basin Initiative, called it a “stalling technique.” Environmentalists want a clearer law that can be

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• River: Coosa River
• Length: 188 Miles
• Surface Area: 6,800 Acres
• Volume: 236,200 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 10,102 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 35 Feet
• Length: 18 Miles
Located twenty-five miles due north of the city of Montgomery in central Alabama, Lake Jordan is a 6,800-acre impoundment on the Coosa River with 188 miles of shoreline. The Mitchell Dam tailwater area at the upper end of the lake is a popular recreational area to many anglers with ample bank fishing access. Lake Jordan was impounded by Alabama Power Company in 1928; however, in 1967, Bouldin Dam was completed which impounded an adjacent basin that connects Lake Jordan by a short canal. Lake Jordan is very fertile and supports high densities of sport fish and forage species. The lake was constructed to provide flood control, and supply hydroelectricity; however, the lake has become very popular for various types of recreation including boating, swimming and fishing.

Public and private boat ramps, as well as several private marinas provide access to Lake Jordan. Two popular public boating access areas include Bonner’s Point on the west side of the lake and Rotary Landing to the east. Several private marinas located on the main lake and up river near Mitchell Dam also include boat ramps. Topographic maps of Lake Jordan are available at local marinas and sporting goods stores.
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