Bear Creek Reservoir News

Chester Woods marks 25 years on Tuesday

Post-Bulletin

Date: 5/22/2020 4:30:00 PM

The county park with woodlands, wetlands and prairie offers free admission and a self-guided family experience on Tuesday's milestone date

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Lakewood to close Big Soda Lake swim beach due to "over" popularity, social distancing concerns

7News and TheDenverChannel.com

Date: 5/7/2020 7:20:00 PM

The swim beach at Big Soda Lake has become so popular with people seeking a respite from "staying-at-home," that it will be closed temporarily beginning Saturday

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'Nothing’s been close to being overwhelmed': Region responds to both flooding and COVID-19

Sarnia Observer

Date: 4/27/2020 8:41:00 AM

“The Bear Creek Reservoir is discharging water at its maximum capacity. Water levels continue to rise in the reservoir and flow rapidly in the Bear Creek creating unpredictable conditions

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Flood risk prompts warning of possible evacuation for some northern Alberta communities

MSN

Date: 4/23/2020 8:44:00 PM

The Alberta Emergency Mangement Agency said Thursday that "the Bear Creek Reservoir is discharging water at its maximum capacity and the City of Grande Prairie continues to monitor this situation."

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Flood risk prompts warning of possible evacuation for some northern Alberta communities

MSN

Date: 4/23/2020 8:44:00 PM

The Alberta Emergency Mangement Agency said Thursday that "the Bear Creek Reservoir is discharging water at its maximum capacity and the City of Grande Prairie continues to monitor this situation."

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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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