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Title:

LEWIS SMITH LAKE
Phase I Diagnostic/Feasibility Study


Author(s):

Bayne, D., W. Seesock, E. Reutebuch and S. Holm


Date: 1998


Funding Agency: US Environmental Protection Agency and Alabama Department of Environmental Management


Keywords: lewis smith, reservoir, lake, limnology, water quality


Category: Domestic Funded Research Report


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Summary/Recommendations/Objectives:

Lewis Smith Lake is located in northwest Alabama in Cullman, Walker and Winston counties.
The lake is an Alabama Power Company Reservoir constructed for power generation. The dam is
located on the Sipsey Fork of the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River approximately 19.3

 

km


northeast of Jasper, Alabama. Operation began in 1961 and since that time the reservoir has been
utilized for power development, flood control and recreational purposes. Nearest municipalities include
Jasper and Cullman, Alabama. The Water Works and Sewer Board of the city of Binningham, only 40
km

 

to the SE, has a raw water intake located approximately one quarter mile (Jan) downstream of Smith


Dam. This source is used for industrial and public water supply.

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