Lake Martin

ALABAMA


Lake Level
490.61 FEET
5/28/2016
Full Pool: 491.0
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CALLAHAN, WILLIAM

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 5/27/2016 9:12:00 PM

Retiring in 1980 at the age of 58, he enjoyed traveling, entertaining his friends, and charming his grandchildren by teaching them to play cards, drive his golf cart and hunt snipes at Lake Martin. He continued his support of the U.S. Military as a long

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Art at the Lake set this weekend at Children’s Harbor

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/27/2016 6:32:00 AM

Children’s Harbor is located just across the Kowaliga Bridge on Lake Martin at 1 Our Children’s Highway. For more information visit: www.childrensharbor.com/art-on-the-lake or contact Vicki Tuggle: 334-857-2021 or vickituggle@childrensharbor

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Fleet fish, talented turtles set to race at Wind Creek

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/27/2016 6:32:00 AM

If you’re the owner a goldfish that can swim a blue streak or a turtle that’s an unusually agile reptile, you need to be entered in Wind Creek’s First Annual Goldfish Sprint & Turtle Race, set for Saturday, June 4, at Wind Creek State Park

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Marine Police stress safety headed into Memorial Day holiday weekend

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/25/2016 7:58:00 AM

Believe it or not, the Memorial Day Weekend will be the busiest few days of summer on Lake Martin for boating. “Memorial Day weekend is usually the busiest time of summer,” Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Marine Patrol Division Sgt. Mark Fuller said

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Outlook earns Alabama Press Association awards

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/25/2016 7:58:00 AM

She also took second in best signature page for her BRHS Wildcat spirit banner and best use of humor for her Kowaliga Whole Health Pet Care ad. Graphic artist Hallie Holloway and Advertising Director Tippy Hunter won first place in best use of humor for

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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