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Flooding concerns prompt voluntary evacuation near Autaugaville

48 News

Date: 4/8/2014 9:29:00 AM

Flood stage is 35 feet. The Tallapoosa River at the Tallapoosa Water Plant is expected to rise to 29.3 feet. Flood stage is 25 feet. Catoma Creek is expected to rise to 23.7 feet. Flood stage is 20 feet

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University continues to keep campus clean despite trash-filled fraternity properties

Auburn Plainsman

Date: 4/1/2014 1:02:00 PM

“The highest concentration of that litter is coming from the weekend parties, and when you have wind and rain come through all those items end up in the creeks and in the waterways. They clog up the storm drains and the sewer system

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University continues to keep campus clean despite trash-filled fraternity properties

Auburn Plainsman

Date: 4/1/2014 12:36:00 PM

Freeman pointed to a 2012 case where Aimee Copeland, student at the University of Georgia, contracted nectrotizing fascilitis in the Little Tallapoosa River after falling in the water with an open wound. A rare, but deadly bacteria infection

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Alexander City woman, 73, killed in weekend house fire Bloggers

Date: 3/25/2014 8:00:00 PM

ALEXANDER CITY, Alabama -- An Alexander City woman was killed in a house fire Sunday morning, according to The Alex City Outlook. Linda Woodfin, 73, was killed when a fire consumed a rear room of the home on Spring Hill Road around 7:17 a.m. Sunday

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Lake Martin area median home price up 4.4% in February Bloggers

Date: 3/20/2014 2:02:00 PM

This Alabama Power Company reservoir encompasses 44,000 acres and has more than 700 miles of shoreline. The Alabama Center for Real Estate's core purpose is to advance the real estate industry in Alabama by providing relevant resources in the areas of

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Surface Area: 39,180 Acres
• Shoreline: 743 Miles
• Length: 31 Miles
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
Lake Martin is located in the central part of the state of Alabama (U.S.) in the counties of Tallapoosa, Elmore, and Coosa. It is a 39,180 acre lake with 700 miles (1,200 km) of wooded shoreline. Lake Martin was formed after the completion of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. Martin Dam generates hydroelectric power and is owned and operated by Alabama Power. After construction of the dam in 1926, Lake Martin was the largest man-made lake in the world.

Lake Martin is a popular recreation lake for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The lake is known for having clear water with some locations having visiblity of 15 vertical feet. Waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located around the lake and have direct access to the shoreline. The shoreline is regulated by Alabama Power Company.

Boating access areas and marinas are numerous on Lake Martin.

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