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Chattahoochee River Whitewater Community & Visitors Guide

Date: 3/28/2015

Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for

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Kiwanians set for steak dinner and auction Saturday

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/27/2015 8:07:00 AM

Some of the programs Kiwanis supports include Alexander City Schools Education Foundation, Camp ASCCA, Children’s Harbor, Alexander City Special Education, Tallapoosa Christian Crisis Center, Tri County Children’s Advocacy Center and Lake Martin Area

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Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/26/2015

Water Resources Outlook for March 26

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Mrs. Leslie Ann Patterson Gaston

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/25/2015 10:30:00 AM

Leslie passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was born on March 21, 1984 in Alexander City, Alabama to Ricky Lynn Patterson and Cindy Williams Patterson Scroggins. She loved the Lord and attended Church of the Highlands. Leslie was very much a

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Local churches and groups plan services and egg hunts for all in the community

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/25/2015 6:24:00 AM

EGG HUNT: Wind Creek State Park is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt March 28 at 10 a.m. There will be prizes and eggs for groups under 2, ages 2-4, 5-8, and 9-12. • EASTER CANTATA: Calvary Baptist Church is hosting an Easter Cantata Sunday, March 29 at 11 a.m

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,000 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama. It is a 44,000-acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin is a reservoir, 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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