Bear Creek Reservoir News

Group seeks reservoir answers

Morgan County Citizen

Date: 4/19/2018 8:06:00 AM

Greater Apalachee River Community (GARC) members, a couple of Oconee County Board of Commissioners, and others toured the Bear Creek Reservoir April 11 and 13 to see how a reservoir and intake site operates. GARC members have raised concerns over

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Apalachee River Residents Have 2 Chance To Speak Out This Week

USA Patch

Date: 4/15/2018 9:30:00 PM

For more on the story and a video of a meeting held at the Bear Creek Reservoir intake facility, go to Oconee County Observations. Pictured: John Daniell (left) with citizens at Bear Creek Reservoir

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Citizens Continue To Protest Apalachee River Intake Facility

USA Patch

Date: 4/4/2018 8:04:00 PM

The Board agreed to lease 6.25 percent of Barrow County's capacity of the Water Treatment Facility at the Bear Creek Reservoir in Jackson County, bringing Oconee County's share of water from that facility to 4.5 million gallons per day. For more on this

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Colorado National Guard, fire experts to train with helicopters near Boulder County reservoirs

Longmont Times-Call

Date: 4/2/2018 4:55:00 PM

Aircraft may also be operating over the Bear Creek Reservoir area. Most of the flights will occur between Friday and Sunday, weather permitting

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Mariposa Sheriff’s Office: Two Missing During Storms Presumed Dead

MyMotherLode

Date: 3/27/2018 6:59:00 AM

The seasonal creek is typically 4 ft. wide, but it expanded to 150 ft. at its peak flooding stage. The waterway continues to the Bear Creek Reservoir about 10 miles away. Searchers did locate what they believe is the jacket she was wearing at the time

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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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