Lake Martin

ALABAMA


Lake Level
489.70 FEET
10/2/2022
Full Pool: 491.0
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Postal Service Expands Next-Day Delivery Options for Businesses with Rollout of USPS Connect in Alabama

USPS

Date: 8/15/2022

Alabama — The U.S. Postal Service today launched USPS Connect — a set of four delivery solutions that leverage ongoing network improvements, new equipment, new pricing and enhanced operational precision to meet evolving business package delivery needs. “USPS Connect provides businesses of all sizes

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PWC and Bass Boat Collide Early Saturday Morning

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Date: 7/30/2022

ELMORE COUNTY – A crash involving a Stratos bass boat, and a personal watercraft occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. Saturday, July 30, has resulted in injuries of the individuals involved. The operator and the passenger on the personal watercraft both sustained injuries and were transported to the Russell

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Restored Flagg Mountain Fire Tower, New Hiking Trails To Be Featured In National TV Show

Alabama Forestry Commission

Date: 7/26/2022

The newly restored stone fire tower atop Flagg Mountain in Weogufka and the surrounding hiking trails will receive statewide and national exposure with a feature on Simply Southern TV. The show will premiere locally on WBMA-TV 33/40 in Birmingham on Sunday, July 31, at 6:30 a.m. and will be rebroadcast on national

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ALEA Troopers Investigate Eight Traffic Fatalities and Eight Boating Crashes During 2022 Fourth of July Weekend

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

Date: 7/6/2022

MONTGOMERY – As the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) '101 Days of Summer Safety' campaign continue, Troopers within ALEA's Highway Patrol and Marine Patrol Divisions spent the extended Independence Day weekend patrolling Alabama roadways and waterways, while ALEA Pilots kept an eye on the state's Gulf

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Don’t Let Alcohol Crash America’s Birthday Celebration On the Water

BoatUS News

Date: 6/27/2022

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – More recreational boaters than ever are expected to hit the water over Fourth of July weekend, and for some it will be their first spent aboard a boat during this uniquely American holiday. While many vessels will have alcoholic beverages aboard, alcohol use is the leading known contributing

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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.

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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