Bear Creek Reservoir News

TVA adjusting dams in Northern Alabama


Date: 4/25/2017 2:43:00 PM

Also note that the Little Bear Creek Reservoir is currently down for inspection. The Upper Bear Creek dam located in Franklin County, AL will discharge at a rate of 300 cubic feet per second until further notice. The Cedar Creek dam will discharge at a

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Tornado Warning Expired For Parts Of Franklin County

Date: 4/22/2017 1:56:00 PM

Tree damage is likely. Locations impacted include… Pleasant Site, Pogo, Dempsey, Halltown, Cedar Creek Reservoir and Little Bear Creek Reservoir. Debris signature now showing up on the tornado in northern Franklin County. High probability of tornado

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Newton to seek change in GEFA loan

Newton Citizen

Date: 4/20/2017 9:41:00 AM

COVINGTON — Newton County will ask the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to grant permission to use a $21 million loan approved for the Bear Creek reservoir project for other water infrastructure improvements. The Board of Commissioners voted

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BOC approves East Georgia settlement

Covington News

Date: 4/19/2017 9:05:00 AM

The BOC also approved a request for Newton County Water Resources to ask the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) for permission to repurpose the $21 million GEFA loan allotted for the Bear Creek Reservoir to other water supply projects

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Land repurchase agreement could cost Newton County millions

Newton Citizen

Date: 3/31/2017 10:30:00 AM

Newton County paid $2 million in 2009 to Southern Vision for 518.14 acres of forested stream buffer in Jones County to provide wetland mitigation for the Bear Creek reservoir project. The sales agreement granted Southern Vision an option to repurchase the

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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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