Lake Martin

ALABAMA


Lake Level
490.61 FEET
5/28/2017
Full Pool: 491.0
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Phillips, Roger Dale

Opelika-Auburn News

Date: 5/27/2017 10:08:00 PM

Mr. Phillips passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was born on May 19, 1943 in Alexander City, Alabama to Calvin Phillips and Ailene Phillips. He was an active member of New Concord Baptist Church. He worked for many years for Russell Corp as a

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Dates set for Lake Martin Area Rodeo

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/26/2017 4:45:00 PM

Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the Brett Woody Bar W Rodeo show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for pre-purchase at Tractor Supply, Depot Music & Pawn, Alexander City Parks & Recreational Park, Kowaliga Whole Health Pet Care & Resort and the Boys

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Weekend at Wind Creek

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/26/2017 4:31:00 PM

It’s a full house at Wind Creek State Park for the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend and campers are adjusting to the new online reservation system for camping at Alabama State Parks including Wind Creek. It has been a hit for those who frequent the park and

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Malzahn, Auburn Ambush coming to Lake Martin

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/25/2017 8:35:00 AM

The recently chartered Lake Martin Auburn Club, a member of the Auburn Alumni Society, has been selected as one of four Auburn Clubs to host an Auburn Ambush event this year. This event will be held at Willow Point Golf and Country Club on Thursday, June 8

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Showers give area a much-needed drink

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/23/2017 5:47:00 AM

“There were over eight inches that fell in the Montgomery area.” What makes those three inches of rain from the weekend more beneficial to the area around Lake Martin is that it helped to alleviate the drought conditions that have been plaguing the

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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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