Thurlow Lake


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287.70 FEET
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Walker on drought: ‘Not out of the woods yet’


Date: 12/1/2016 1:04:00 PM

“We’re hoping in the next week to get a helicopter from the Department of Nautral Resources again and fly over the Tallapoosa River again to see if we have water again or if we just have those same pockets,” Walker said. “I’ve looked at where the

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Drought response moves to level 2


Date: 11/24/2016 9:03:00 PM

Haralson County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Brian Walker said local crews are still out in the Tallapoosa River and its tributaries, “going up and down” the waterways and putting pipes through beaver dams to get water flowing

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Alabama's drought affecting all areas of life


Date: 11/21/2016 10:30:00 AM

“We’ve worked with the power company, and as long as the Tallapoosa River stays around 2 and a half feet, we’ll be okay.” The dry conditions are significantly impacting Livestock and hay supplies. Alabama's farmers are planning for huge losses

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Deep South drought kills crops

Date: 11/18/2016 1:00:00 PM

Doug Collins in the northeast Georgia town of Lavonia. In west Georgia this month, the Tallapoosa River dropped below the intake the Haralson County Water Authority uses to provide water to at least four small towns. Some major cities are spending big to

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Coliseum Boulevard Plume shows improvement

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 11/16/2016 12:54:00 PM

Houses in the area are instructed not to drill wells. Instead the water comes from the Tallapoosa River and pumps south of the city by the Hyundai plant. “The most important thing is the drinking water is safe. It doesn’t come from the ground

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Surface Area: 585 Acres
• Drainage Area: 3,328 Square Miles
Thurlow Reservoir, also known as Lake Tallassee, is located in east central Alabama about 30 miles northeast of Montgomery in the City of Tallassee. Thurlow is the smallest reservoir (585 acres) in the chain of Alabama Power Company impoundments and is just downstream from the somewhat larger Yates Reservoir. Below Thurlow Dam; the Tallapoosa River is free flowing to its confluence with the Coosa River, which forms the Alabama River.

Access to Thurlow Reservoir is available at a park maintained by the City of Tallassee, located on Roosevelt Street, just off Gilmer Avenue (Highway 229). This park includes a boat ramp, parking, restrooms, picnic tables and a handicapped accessible boardwalk along the water’s edge.
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