Bear Creek Reservoir News

4/25/2017 2:43:00 PM
WHNT-TV
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 ...

4/22/2017 1:56:00 PM
alabamawx.com
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!!

4/20/2017 9:41:00 AM
Newton Citizen
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 ...

4/19/2017 9:05:00 AM
Covington News
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 ...

3/31/2017 10:30:00 AM
Newton Citizen
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 ...

3/16/2017
NWS Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

3/15/2017 12:31:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
The Classic Center and the Bear Creek Reservoir, to advising the county on public art and aesthetics — commissioners gave serious consideration to streamlining the often onerous process of making appointments to those groups. For some years now ...

3/12/2017 5:00:00 PM
accesswdun.com
JEFFERSON - Folks who were looking forward to fishing on the new Bear Creek reservoir may be disappointed. Security concerns following the 9-11 attacks have encouraged officials to not allow boating on the lake to spare the cost of converting the water ...

3/9/2017 10:54:00 PM
alabamawx.com
Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include… Haleyville, Hackleburg, Bear Creek, Pigeye, Tessner and Upper Bear Creek Reservoir. Intense thunderstorm north of Tremont MS will move east into Marion County AL affecting ...

3/9/2017 6:52:00 PM
alabamawx.com
Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include… Bear Creek, Tessner and Upper Bear Creek Reservoir. * At 812 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located over Brinn, or 9 miles west of Haleyville, moving northeast at 50 mph.

3/8/2017 1:24:00 PM
Newton Citizen
COVINGTON — Newton County’s Bear Creek reservoir project has been on hold since 2105, and county commissioners are now taking steps to determine what will happen to land that was acquired for the project — either for the reservoir site itself or for ...

3/7/2017 2:00:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
For the past few days, Public Utilities has been withdrawing water from the Bear Creek Reservoir, which Athens-Clarke shares with Jackson, Barrow and Oconee counties, rather than taking it from the North Oconee River. Along with the North Oconee River and ...

3/6/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

2/22/2017
EPA
Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr. Pruitt…

2/20/2017 4:00:00 PM
www.facebook.com
A quick video of 1000 10"-12" rainbow trout getting stocked today at Bear Creek Reservoir! #fishing #getoutside https://t.co/0sWo1nFmvP “A quick video of 1000 10"-12" rainbow trout getting stocked today at Bear Creek Reservoir! #fishing #getoutside https ...

1/27/2017
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017.

1/25/2017 3:13:00 PM
Athens Banner-Herald
Installation of a single pipe at the Bear Creek Reservoir is putting an additional 1 million gallons of water a day into the 505-acre storage facility which serves Oconee, Barrow, Jackson and Athens-Clarke counties, boosting the area’s resiliency to drought.

1/22/2017 11:05:00 AM
Athens Banner-Herald
Oconee’s raw-water rights at the Bear Creek Reservoir in Jackson County -- 7 million gallons a day -- should meet water demands until 2040 or 2045, said Feldman, a partner and engineering manager with Engineered Horizons, a Duluth-based water ...

1/19/2017 12:57:00 PM
4 Traders
The audit was an in-depth look at several county departments, including SPLOST/Impact Fees, the landfill, the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir project, community centers and the Newton County Recreation Commission. Immediately upon learning of the information ...

1/19/2017 12:57:00 PM
Newton Citizen
The audit, conducted by accountant David Sawyer, claimed that the county suffered damages arising from the operation of the Recreation Commission, $11,853; Nelson Heights Community Center, $42,648; proposed Bear Creek reservoir, $25,569,421; landfill ...

1/17/2017 10:02:00 PM
Flagpole Magazine
A PUD analysis found a 50 percent chance that Athens’ emergency water supply, Bear Creek Reservoir in Jackson County, will be overtaxed at some point in the next 30 years. A year-long severe drought resulting in a water shortage could cost the Athens ...

1/12/2017 10:00:00 PM
Douglas County Sentinel
Mulcare said that the property fits into the Chattahoochee Trail Master Plan and “would be a terminus for Bear Creek Reservoir.” The property has over 1,000 feet of lake frontage on the Bear Creek Reservoir, which provides water to Douglas County ...

1/12/2017 11:39:00 AM
Athens Banner-Herald
Hall also noted in her presentation that drought conditions at various times over the last decade made Athens-Clarke County dependent on water stored in the Bear Creek Reservoir. That has happened three times thus far, according to Hall’s presentation ...

1/2/2017 2:11:00 PM
Daily Herald Tribune
Valerie Arnold started to feel contractions at 10 p.m., just as New Year’s revellers were watching the first fireworks explode over the Bear Creek reservoir. Five hours later, at 2:59 a.m., Liam Jason Gerald Willis was born, weighing in at 8 pounds ...

12/31/2016 12:47:00 PM
Newton Citizen
The audit, conducted at the request of the Board of Commissioners, determined that county taxpayers suffered “financial damages” of more than $25 million, much of that loss attributed to the handling of the now-abandoned Bear Creek reservoir project by ...

12/29/2016 2:43:00 AM
11 Alive
EASTERN BARROW...CLARKE AND SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTIES UNTIL 445 AM EST... At 412 AM EST...a strong thunderstorm was over Bear Creek Reservoir, or 8 miles west of Athens...moving east at 60 mph. HAZARD...40 to 50 mph wind and heavy rain. IMPACT...

12/29/2016 2:43:00 AM
11 Alive
EASTERN BARROW...CLARKE AND SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTIES UNTIL 445 AM EST... At 412 AM EST...a strong thunderstorm was over Bear Creek Reservoir, or 8 miles west of Athens...moving east at 60 mph. HAZARD...40 to 50 mph wind and heavy rain. IMPACT...

12/29/2016 2:43:00 AM
11 Alive
EASTERN BARROW...CLARKE AND SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTIES UNTIL 445 AM EST... At 412 AM EST...a strong thunderstorm was over Bear Creek Reservoir, or 8 miles west of Athens...moving east at 60 mph. HAZARD...40 to 50 mph wind and heavy rain. IMPACT...

12/29/2016 1:35:47 AM
11 Alive
EASTERN BARROW...CLARKE AND SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTIES UNTIL 445 AM EST... At 412 AM EST...a strong thunderstorm was over Bear Creek Reservoir, or 8 miles west of Athens...moving east at 60 mph. HAZARD...40 to 50 mph wind and heavy rain. IMPACT...

12/22/2016 9:18:00 AM
Rockdale Citizen
Douglas also touched on the hot-button issues of high legal expenses, the county’s solid waste management program, the proposed Bear Creek reservoir and the 2050 Plan that were addressed during his tenure in office. “I look back at our accomplishments ...

12/18/2016 8:25:00 AM
11 Alive
unsecured objects. Some locations in the path of these storms include Danielsville, Athens, Statham, Nicholson, Comer, Winterville, Bogart, Colbert, Hull, Athens-Clarke County, Neese, Diamond Hill, Beechwood Hills, Bear Creek Reservoir, Westgate Park ...

12/15/2016
Southeast River Forecast Center
We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of December 2016.

12/12/2016 8:17:00 AM
Covington News
The BOC requested an analysis of several areas in the county, including the landfill, Nelson Heights Community Center, Bear Creek Reservoir project, SPLOST/Impact Fees and the Newton County Recreation Commission (NCRC) earlier this year. On Nov. 10 that ...

12/11/2016 2:14:00 AM
Covington News
While serving as the BOC’s attorney, Craig’s bills were frequently questioned by the public and his actions concerning the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir project were called “financially detrimental to the taxpayers of Newton County,” by Sawyer.

12/9/2016 4:21:00 AM
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The audit claims county officials “recklessly wasted” $25 million pursuing the Bear Creek Reservoir, a project the county has since abandoned. The auditor placed much of the blame on former county attorney Tommy Craig, who served the county in a dual ...

12/7/2016 2:33:00 PM
Newton Citizen
He singled out an audit finding that alleged that Ellis had authorized two land transactions related to the failed Bear Creek reservoir project without Board of Commissioners approval. The audit claims that the transactions could wind up costing the county ...

12/7/2016 3:20:00 AM
The Business Journal
The audit says Tommy Craig "recklessly wasted" much of that money on the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir. That project has now been scrapped. An investigation by WXIA found Craig spearheaded the project, used eminent domain to force homeowners out ...

12/5/2016 6:55:00 PM
Covington News
To see our story on the report concerning Bear Creek Reservoir click here. To see our story on the report concerning the Nelson Heights Community Center click here. To see our story on the report concerning the Newton County landfill click here.

12/4/2016 2:07:00 AM
Covington News
Eds Note: To read more on the forensic accounting report click for a report on the Bear Creek Reservoir project, here; read about the report on the landfill, here; read about the report on SPLOST/Impact fees, here; read about the report on Nelson Heights ...

12/3/2016 2:56:00 PM
Newton Citizen
The council should draw an important lesson from the Newton County Commission’s situation in which it allowed the county attorney to privately contract for consulting services regarding the Bear Creek reservoir. Whether it was innocent or not ...





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