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January 29, 2008

Gov Bob Riley On Water Wars And Lake Martin

Alabama Governor Bob Riley has recently played a huge role in lobbying FERC on behalf of Lake Martin’s water level.  He is also Alabama’s most visible […]
December 15, 2007

Lake Martin’s Sand Island Repaired By Russell Lands

Lake Martin’s Sand Island has been battered by erosion and losing real estate for many years. Alabama’s 80 year record drought exposed a land bridge and afforded area […]
October 10, 2007

Lake Martin Drought Hits The Weather Channel Video

The historically harsh drought that has hit Lake Martin in 2007 has been highlighted by The Weather Channel Network.  They sent reporter Julie Martin (no relation) to shoot […]
October 3, 2007

Lake Martin Marina Spotlight: Real Island Marina

Real Island Marina – one of Lake Martin’s older full service marinas – is located in Elmore County on the southwest side of the lake. It’s […]
September 27, 2007

Alabama Power Seeks Input To Relicense Martin Dam

Alabama Power owns and operates the hydroelectric Martin Dam, which impounds the Tallapoosa River to create Lake Martin.  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) – regulates […]
July 31, 2007

Lake Martin Drought of 1941 Was Worse than 2007

  Lake Martin has been a victim of the 2007 drought that has affected Alabama and much of the southeast.  The lake level is down to 480 […]
July 20, 2007

Gov Riley Declares War On Lake Martin Water Level

Governor Bob Riley has declared war with the Army Corps of Engineers over the Lake Martin Water level. Apparently he is sick of seeing this drought affect […]
July 9, 2007

You Are A Lake Martin HOBO

Whether you know it or not, you are a Lake Martin HOBO! Some Lake Martin area folks have organized the Lake Martin Home Owners and Boat Owners […]