Madison County Lake News
10/7/2020 5:00:00 PM
Lake City Reporter
Madison County doesn’t typically have a down year. The Cowboys are the three-time defending Class 1A state champions for a reason. But Madison County does look a little more vulnerable than in ...
LAKE CONDITIONS ALERT Hurricane Sally expected to affect Alabama Power lakes, result in spillway gate operations
Hurricane Sally is expected to bring heavy rains inland, which could affect Alabama Power lakes. After making landfall, Sally is expected to move slowly across the state, dumping large amounts of rain in some areas. The latest forecast indicates the greatest impacts to Alabama Power lakes from heavy rains will be from Lay…
9/13/2020 6:12:00 PM
It has been nearly a year since five people were injured in a bonfire explosion in Hazel Green. James Boyle and Natalie Prescott suffered severe burns in the explosion and are still recovering. James ...
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…
Main Street Alabama
Birmingham, Ala. - Alabama residents may soon be able to show their commitment of supporting local businesses with a distinctive car tag. The Shop Local Support Small Business tag will be produced if at least 1,000 complete an online application and pay a $50 fee by July 31, 2021. Main Street Alabama, the benefitting…
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…
Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…
5/18/2020 3:20:00 PM
An Athens man drowned last week after his jon boat overturned during a fishing trip in Madison County, authorities said. Last Tuesday, two men spotted the boat overturn in Lake Seagraves about 7:30 p.
5/18/2020 2:07:00 PM
Two men tried unsuccessfully to rescue an Athens man who drowned last week while fishing in a Madison County lake, authorities said.The men, who were ...
4/19/2020 2:25:00 AM
WTXL ABC 27
DeSantis said, during the news conference. Gadsden County- Magnolia House Leon County- Tallahassee Developmental Center Jefferson County- Cross Landing Health and Rehabilitation Madison County- Lake ...
Water Resources Outlook (April 2020)
4/7/2020 3:10:00 PM
MADISON, Ala. (WAFF) - Who didn't enjoy a good kids story back in the day? Why can't parents enjoy those yet again, with a slight twist courtesy of the Rocket City Trash Pandas? Gather around kids.
4/7/2020 6:31:00 AM
CULLMAN, Ala. (WAFF) - The coronavirus pandemic has claimed another family-friendly event in north Alabama. According to our news partners at The Cullman Times, St. Bernard Prep School has canceled ...
4/7/2020 6:23:00 AM
“The actual water itself out here is 105 acres, so there is plenty of room,” said Cole Coultas a Manager Madison County Lake. “There is almost 200 acres of land that’s around it and fishing is one of ...
4/7/2020 6:21:52 AM
Huntsville-Decatur WAFF on MSN.com
Coultas said they have had a lot of questions about if they will be open and people are always very happy to hear that they are staying open during the stay-at-home order. Madison County Lake will be ...
3/10/2020 5:00:00 PM
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3/3/2020 3:08:00 PM
Although the Parks Department has closed down the playground and basketball courts at Lake Reba for upcoming construction, the department counted almost 1,200 cars exiting the park last Sunday. With ...
Water Resources Outlook (February 2020)
This week, the citizens of Dadeville, Alabama created and submitted a video showcasing the town in order to submit to HGTV's upcoming new show "Home Town Takeover". The new show is slated to air on the HGTV channel in 2021. Citizens of the selected town can expect to witness the rehabilitation of several individual family…
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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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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…
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