Bear Creek Reservoir News

Paddling Adventures in the Tennessee River Valley

The Business Journals

Date: 6/18/2018 2:21:00 AM

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. Releases from Upper Bear Creek Lake provide adequate flow on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day

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Alabama fish consumption advisories 2018: Compete list of species on do-not-eat list

Date: 5/30/2018 2:44:00 PM

Bear Creek at Allsboro Road in Colbert County - Largemouth bass (mercury) Bear Creek Reservoir dam forebay area at Bear Creek Mile 75 in Franklin County - Largemouth bass (mercury) Big Nance Creek at Lawrence County Road 25 in Lawrence County - Largemouth

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An Atlanta Whiskey Upstart

Garden & Gun

Date: 5/29/2018 12:53:00 PM

“My dad just happened to find this old guy near Bogart, near Bear Creek Reservoir, who wanted to get rid of these white oaks,” Manglitz explains. Pretty soon, he may need a lot more of it

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Muskoseepi Park re-opens

Daily Herald Tribune

Date: 5/2/2018 5:58:00 PM

“The Bear Creek reservoir will continue to be monitored for several days until water levels are balanced.” Horacio Galanti, the City’s director of infrastructure and protective services, said Muskoseepi Park was safely evacuated Saturday in record time

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Missing off-roaders found


Date: 4/30/2018 7:42:00 PM

The men were found safe near Jordan River after they went off-roading in the Metchosin area. Their truck had become stuck in mud near Bear Creek Reservoir, and they tried unsuccessfully to dig out. They gave up about 2 a.m. and decided to get some sleep

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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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