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Algae, pollution found in Grand Lake St. Marys now plague area canal

The Columbus Dispatch

Date: 7/28/2016 11:07:00 PM

"We aren't going to drop it," McGowan said. "This isn't going to be a one-time meeting." Grand Lake, Ohio’s largest inland lake, is a manmade reservoir created in the 1800s to keep the historic Miami and Erie Canal’s waters flowing north from the Ohio

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Saimaa lake region navigates towards UNESCO status

Yle

Date: 7/28/2016 9:48:00 PM

Authorities in Finland’s largest inland lake network believe that obtaining Geopark status, in recognition of the area's international geographical significance, would put the Saimaa region on the map as a significant natural must-see. Natural boat

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Sailors compete in the 2016 Inland Lake Yachting Association's youth event

Siouxland matters

Date: 7/28/2016 5:32:00 PM

It was anchors away in Okoboji, Thursday, with the 2016 ILYA Championship races. Young sailors, ages 8 to almost 16, from all over the Midwest competed to showcase their sailing skills on West Okoboji Lake. A family member of one of Thursday's winners said

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Massive 'Flying Boat' Draws Crowds at EAA

AviationPros

Date: 7/26/2016 12:04:00 PM

"We landed on an inland lake and waited for what seemed like a couple of hours for a tender," said Anderman, as he gazed at the Hawaii Mars. "To see it on the water again is great." EAA AirVenture runs through Sunday. The Hawaii Mars is scheduled to leave

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Sea, sand, sun and a houseboat

The Hindu

Date: 7/26/2016 1:30:00 AM

Besides the luxury hermitage cottage, The Lotus Boat — an elegant and stylish houseboat — takes us on a cruise through the languid backwaters of Malabar, covering about 25 km of the Valiyaparamba backwaters, a large inland lake several miles east of

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• River: Black Warrior River
• Surface Area: 1,536 Acres
• Drainage Area: 70 Square Miles
• Maximum Depth: 77 feet
• Length: 32 Miles
Inland Lake impounds 1,557 acres of water on the Blackburn Fork of the Little Warrior River in Blount County. The reservoir has a shoreline length of 32.25 miles and a drainage area of 70 sq mi. It is a very deep clear lake with a mean depth of 77 ft.

The dam, completed in 1939, is located 9 miles SSW of Oneonta. The reservoir is operated by the Birmingham Water Works and Sewer Board of Birmingham for water supply, and they own all the shoreline property around the lake. Inland Lake is also used for pleasure boating, skiing and fishing. Two boat ramps provide access to the lake. At the upper end near Allgood, a ramp is located off Hwy 75 on Inland Boat Landing Road. Another ramp is 9 miles southwest of Oneonta off Hwy 75 on Inland Dam Road. Currently, both access points are patrolled by the Blount County Sheriff’s Department, and a $5.00 boat launch fee is required.

The reservoir experiences a significant drawdown each year (water level fluctuates an average of 16.4 feet) to provide water for Birmingham residences and industries. The lowest water levels are reached in late Fall each year, prior to the winter rains.
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