Lake Martin

ALABAMA


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489.26 FEET
4/19/2015
Full Pool: 490.0
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Mr. Randy Merrill Price

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/17/2015 1:52:00 PM

Mr. Price passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Goodwater Healthcare Center. He was born on October 28, 1955 in Alexander City, Alabama to Grover Albert Price and Rader Louise Price. He worked for Madix in Goodwater for over 38 years

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Wind Creek not on initial state park closure list

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/16/2015 8:04:00 AM

The majority of the funds to be transferred from ADCNR ($10.4 million) would come from the State Parks system.” Wind Creek State Park, Lien said, would not be among the four parks to close or the five affected by the emergency operations plan since it is

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Mrs. Robert “Bobbie” Dean Lightfoot Abernethy

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/15/2015 2:22:00 PM

All of her immediate family affectionately called her Two Mama. Born January 26, 1920 to Robert Hoffman Lightfoot and Anne Dean Lightfoot, she was raised in Alexander City, Alabama. Her childhood was very important in defining her life as she recounted

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Lowery Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division Event on Lake Martin

Fishing World

Date: 4/15/2015 1:10:00 AM

Vernon Miller of Manchester, Georgia, and Zack Thaggard of Dadeville, Alabama, both weighed five-bass limits totaling 10 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to tie for first place and win $1,644 each in the co-angler division. The top 10 co-anglers were: 1st

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Lowery Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Bama Division Event on Lake Martin

Fishing World

Date: 4/15/2015 1:07:00 AM

Vernon Miller of Manchester, Georgia, and Zack Thaggard of Dadeville, Alabama, both weighed five-bass limits totaling 10 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to tie for first place and win $1,644 each in the co-angler division. The top 10 co-anglers were: 1st

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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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