Bear Creek Reservoir News

12/10/2017
Roger Griffeth
Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property".

11/18/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Weiss Lake is getting a face lift. Read my blog at LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services

11/16/2017
National Weather Service
Water Resources Outlook (November 2017)

11/15/2017 4:01:00 PM
Marietta Daily Journal
The site includes more than 1,000 feet of frontage on Bear Creek Reservoir. The Southeastern Trust estimated the value at $3.15 million. “The land includes the confluence of Bear Creek and Little Bear Creek, forming a large and rocky stream surrounded by ...

11/14/2017
Cathy Griffeth
Pelicans arrive at Weiss Lake, by LakeWeissAlabama.com Real Estate Services. Take a minute to view the amazing video of American Pelicans stopping for a snack at Weiss Lake. Pelicans at Weiss Lake

10/24/2017
National Weather Service

10/19/2017 11:31:00 AM
denverite.com
The trails to Bear Creek Reservoir are fairly accessible, Downham said, and the lake itself offers plenty of on-the-water recreation options. Vehicle entrance fees are $10 in general and $5 for older people and people with disabilities. 25 minutes from ...

10/10/2017 6:50:00 PM
The Weather Channel
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10/6/2017 4:19:00 PM
coastweekend.com
It includes 32 miles of stream and tributaries, Bear Creek Reservoir, Middle Lake and Wickiup Lake.” — “Our view: Astoria wise to invest in a healthy watershed,” The Daily Astorian, Sept. 19, 2017 “The river’s waters typically reach 1,600 ...

10/4/2017 1:00:00 AM
mainstreetnews.com
The authority is made up of representatives from Barrow, Jackson, Oconee and Clarke counties. It provides water to those counties from the Bear Creek Reservoir, which is in southwest Jackson County. Barrow, Jackson and Oconee counties receive treated water ...

9/26/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (September 2017)

9/25/2017
Donna Pate
With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After…

9/19/2017 12:19:00 AM
The Daily Astorian
It includes 32 miles of stream and tributaries, Bear Creek Reservoir, Middle Lake and Wickiup Lake. The city’s forest is a thriving storehouse for carbon that could otherwise be contributing to global climate problems. Astoria was paid $2.2 million two ...

9/7/2017 12:02:00 AM
The Daily Astorian
So far, the ash has fallen in such small amounts that Astoria Public Works is not worried about water quality issues at Bear Creek Reservoir. The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Astoria office sent one engine and two people to help fight the fire in the ...

8/31/2017 1:55:00 PM
Newton Citizen
COVINGTON — Two hundred acres of land that had been purchased at a cost of $1.4 million by Newton County for wetlands mitigation have been returned to the seller after the county was unable to obtain a 404 permit for the Bear Creek reservoir project.

8/29/2017 4:31:00 PM
The Daily Astorian
And the city owns the entire thing: about 3,700 densely forested acres, 32 miles of stream and tributaries, Bear Creek Reservoir, Middle Lake and Wickiup Lake. “This is very rare on the Oregon Coast to own your own watershed,” Hayes said as he stopped ...

8/23/2017 2:11:00 PM
rvlife.com
Start your day off with a brisk run or bike ride. Later, try your hand at archery target practice, enjoy a western trail ride by horseback, fish in Bear Creek Reservoir or along the banks of Bear Creek, rent a paddleboat and tour Soda Lake, or just hang ...

8/17/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (August 2017)

8/16/2017 9:55:00 PM
fox5atlanta.com
Some locations in the path of this storm include Winder, Jefferson, Braselton, Auburn, Statham, Arcade, Nicholson, Hoschton, Bethlehem, Carl, Athens-Clarke County, Westgate Park, James Holland Youth Sports Cmpx, Bear Creek Reservoir, Fort Yargo State Park ...

8/16/2017 7:43:00 PM
11 Alive
Some locations in the path of this storm include Winder, Jefferson, Braselton, Auburn, Statham, Arcade, Nicholson, Hoschton, Bethlehem, Carl, Athens-Clarke County, Westgate Park, James Holland Youth Sports Cmpx, Bear Creek Reservoir, Fort Yargo State Park ...

8/16/2017 6:49:00 AM
Franklin County Times
As part of an ongoing multi-year effort to improve Bear Creek Reservoir recreation, the Tennessee Valley Authority recently partnered with the Bear Creek Development Agency to enlarge the boat launch at the Mon Dye public use area in Franklin County.

8/14/2017 10:10:00 PM
Times Daily
PHIL CAMPBELL — The Bear Creek Development Authority has nearly completed improvements to the Mon Dye boat ramp on the Upper Bear Creek Reservoir. The work is part of an ongoing multiyear partnership to improve recreation in the Bear Creek Reservoir system.

8/14/2017 1:21:00 PM
11 Alive
Some locations in the path of this storm include Athens, Arcade, Nicholson, Hull, Athens-Clarke County, Westgate Park, James Holland Youth Sports Cmpx, Bear Creek Reservoir, Beechwood Hills, Sandy Creek Recreation Area, Oconee Heights and Barretts Mill.

8/14/2017 12:00:00 PM
fox5atlanta.com
Some locations in the path of this storm include Athens, Arcade, Nicholson, Hull, Athens-Clarke County, Westgate Park, James Holland Youth Sports Cmpx, Bear Creek Reservoir, Beechwood Hills, Sandy Creek Recreation Area, Oconee Heights and Barretts Mill.

8/10/2017 3:30:07 AM
lakelubbers.com
Bear Creek Reservoir is an infant as far as reservoirs go; it was completed and dedicated in 2002. In August 2009 anglers and boaters finally had a place to put in their crafts as construction of a public boat ramp was finally completed. Now the 505 acre ...

8/6/2017 11:35:00 AM
Covington News
During an April meeting, the BOC 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 ...

8/6/2017 1:06:00 AM
Covington News
For years, previous county officials spent all their efforts and over $22 million pursuing a 404 Permit to build the unneeded Bear Creek Reservoir. During that period, they allowed our existing water system to deteriorate. Now, roughly $33 million will be ...

8/4/2017 8:43:00 PM
11 Alive
Some locations in the path of this storm include Winder, Jefferson, Commerce, Braselton, Auburn, Maysville, Arcade, Nicholson, Hoschton, Pendergrass, Carl, Talmo, Athens-Clarke County, Westgate Park, James Holland Youth Sports Cmpx, Bear Creek Reservoir ...

8/4/2017 7:11:00 PM
fox5atlanta.com
Some locations in the path of this storm include Winder, Jefferson, Commerce, Braselton, Auburn, Maysville, Arcade, Nicholson, Hoschton, Pendergrass, Carl, Talmo, Athens-Clarke County, Westgate Park, James Holland Youth Sports Cmpx, Bear Creek Reservoir ...

8/4/2017 2:25:00 PM
Newton Citizen
Commissioners had previously thought they would be able to use a $21 million GEFA loan that was taken out for the now-shelved Bear Creek reservoir project for the water system upgrades. However, they learned that those funds would have to be directed ...

8/3/2017
Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears may…

8/1/2017 1:41:00 PM
Newton Citizen
The county acquired the loan in 2012 for construction of Bear Creek reservoir. Since that project has been shelved indefinitely, commissioners voted in April to ask GEFA to “repurpose” the loan. The county reportedly has not yet drawn any of those loan ...

7/26/2017 10:15:00 AM
Franklin County Times
Bear Creek Reservoir in the dam forebay area, mile 75; advisory: largemouth bass, do not consume. Cedar Creek Reservoir in the dam forebay area to 1 mile upstream; advisory: channel catfish, two meals per month, and largemouth bass, two meals per month.

7/20/2017 2:38:00 PM
Trussville Tribune
A boating incident on the Bear Creek Reservoir has claimed the life of a Fayette man. Robert Lane Kemp, 63, was recovered from the water and pronounced dead at approximately 5:30 a.m. today after becoming displaced from his vessel on July 10 near a ...

7/20/2017 1:29:01 PM
KFVS12
Alabama State Troopers have recovered the body of a Fayette man who was killed in a boating accident last week. 63-year-old Robert Lane Kemp was missing in the water since July 10 when he was displaced from his vessel at Bear Creek Reservoir. It happened ...

7/20/2017 1:29:01 PM
WWBT-TV NBC 12
Alabama State Troopers have recovered the body of a Fayette man who was killed in a boating accident last week. 63-year-old Robert Lane Kemp was missing in the water since July 10 when he was displaced from his vessel at Bear Creek Reservoir. It happened ...

7/20/2017 1:29:01 PM
Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Alabama State Troopers have recovered the body of a Fayette man who was killed in a boating accident last week. 63-year-old Robert Lane Kemp was missing in the water since July 10 when he was displaced from his vessel at Bear Creek Reservoir. It happened ...

7/20/2017 1:29:01 PM
8 ABC kait8.com
Alabama State Troopers have recovered the body of a Fayette man who was killed in a boating accident last week. 63-year-old Robert Lane Kemp was missing in the water since July 10 when he was displaced from his vessel at Bear Creek Reservoir. It happened ...

7/20/2017 10:43:00 AM
rocketcitynow.com
A Fayette man is dead after a boating incident on the Bear Creek Reservoir. 63-year-old Robert Lane Kemp went missing around 4 p.m. on July 10 near a boat launch on Upper Bear Lake near Haleyville. ALEA (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency) says that he was ...

7/20/2017 9:47:00 AM
CBS 42
(WIAT) — A Fayette man is dead after being displaced from his boat in an incident on Bear Creek Reservoir. 63-year-old Robert Lane Kemp went missing around 4 p.m. on July 10 near a boat launch on Upper Bear Lake near Haleyville. The Alabama Law ...





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