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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Special Weather Statement

11 Alive

Date: 5/29/2017 1:34:00 PM

Some locations in the path of this storm include Winder, Monroe, Jefferson, Watkinsville, Athens, Statham, Arcade, Bogart, North High Shoals, Bethlehem, Athens-Clarke County, Whitehall, Westgate Park, James Holland Youth Sports Cmpx, Bear Creek Reservoir

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Special Weather Statement

11 Alive

Date: 5/29/2017 12:59:00 PM

Some locations in the path of this storm include Winder, Monroe, Jefferson, Watkinsville, Athens, Statham, Arcade, Bogart, North High Shoals, Bethlehem, Athens-Clarke County, Whitehall, Westgate Park, James Holland Youth Sports Cmpx, Bear Creek Reservoir

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TVA to raise level of Little Bear Creek reservoir

Times Daily

Date: 5/19/2017 10:33:00 PM

RUSSELLVILLE -- The Tennessee Valley Authority will increase the water level at the Little Bear Creek reservoir while continuing to monitor a seepage issue around the dam. TVA lowered the reservoir to its winter pool level of 608 feet above sea level after

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775 Rapids Drive Bogart, GA 30622

weichert.com

Date: 5/11/2017 5:00:00 PM

Tiled Master Bathroom with jacuzzi tub and Separate Vanities.Unfinished Basement stubbed for bathroom, LR, & 2 more Bdrms.Over 1 acre of land in cul-de-sac.located across the Street from The Bear Creek Reservoir and in the coveted Jackson County School System

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• Surface Area: 670 Acres
Bear Creek Reservoir, also known as Big Bear, was first impounded in 1969 mostly as a flood control reservoir and holds 670 acres of water at full pool. The lake was drained in 2005. Located approximately 20 miles southwest of Russellville in Franklin County, it is one of four Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) reservoirs operated by the Bear Creek Development Authority. The primary uses of this reservoir are flood control and recreation.

Bear Creek Reservoir is wild and scenic as no residential development mars the lakes shoreline. Camping and fishing provide the main recreational opportunities. Two public areas (Piney Point and Horseshoe Bend) provide boat ramps and campgrounds.

Bear Creek is one of four dams - the others are Upper Bear Creek, Little Bear Creek, and Cedar Creek - that provide flood control, recreational opportunities, and water supply in northwest Alabama.

The Bear Creek area is popular for all kinds of boating, including canoeing and kayaking. The Bear Creek Floatway, which flows into Bear Creek Reservoir, is a popular spot for teaching first-timers to negotiate rapids and work with the current.
Below the dam the Lower Bear Creek Canoe Trail provides a more leisurely float, running 34 miles down the creek to Pickwick Landing Dam on the Tennessee.
The scenic area is also frequented by fishermen, picnickers, birdwatchers, and sightseers.
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