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Lack of Rain Invokes Drought Plan

Alabama Power Company has issued a notice that below-average rainfall over the last few months is triggering the Alabama-ACT Drought Response Operating Plan (ADROP).  Beginning Monday, June 27, flow releases from the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers into the Alabama River will be reduced by 10% from 4,640 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 4200 cfs. "Rainfall over [...]

2016-06-24T11:23:24+00:00 June 24th, 2016|

USS Montgomery (LCS 8) Christened, to be Commissioned in September

The US Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the USS Montgomery, was recently christened and, in an announcement at a press conference on May 12, we learned the craft will be commissioned on September 10 in Mobile.  Click here for more information.

2016-05-16T13:42:22+00:00 May 16th, 2016|

Senate EPW Committee passes draft 2016 WRDA bill

The US Senate Energy and Public Works Committee has passed a draft 2016 Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA). WRDA is the bill that authorizes projects and modifies policies relating to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Historically, a biennial legislation, the was delayed in recent years with bills passed in 2000, 2007 and 2014.   Click  wrda-2016-highlights for highlights

2017-01-23T10:21:11+00:00 May 10th, 2016|

CARIA Elects New Board of Directors

  CARIA Elects New Board of Directors for 2016-2017 The Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association has elected a new Board of Directors for the next year.  After 19 years as Chairman, Ralph O. Clemens, Jr. relinquished that position to be replaced by Allen Henry, Owner of Henry Marine Services, Inc. out of Mobile.  A new Vice-Chair for Alabama, Judge of [...]

2017-01-23T10:21:11+00:00 April 21st, 2016|

CARIA Annual Meeting

CARIA Annual Meeting Packed with Baseball, Networking, and Information The Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association held its 2016 annual membership meeting last week and, based on on-site feedback, was a success.  Starting off on Thursday evening with a short reception at the Embassy Suites (sponsored by Alabama Power Company) and then walking two blocks (in misting rain [...]

2017-01-23T10:21:11+00:00 April 20th, 2016|

Alabama Power Company Begins Operating Under New FERC License for Martin Dam

Under a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued on December 17, 2015, and after a 30-day comment period, Alabama Power Company began operating today under new guidelines for reservoir management at Lake Martin. Significant is the authority, assuming there is sufficient water available, to maintain Martin’s summer pool level at 491 feet mean [...]

2017-01-23T10:21:12+00:00 January 21st, 2016|

CARIA Comments on CNRP

On September 30, 2015, the US Army Corps of Engineers published a notice of intent to identify a list of federal water resource development projects for deauthorization in accordance with section 6001(c) of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. The proposed list, which is found in the first attachment, is a bookkeeping [...]

2017-01-23T10:21:12+00:00 January 5th, 2016|

CARIA Update

Merry Christmas and our hope for a happy 2016. Update on CARIA and important dates on the 2016 schedule: CARIA has moved its office to Whitley Hall at Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery Street, Suite 209. New mailing address: PO Box 388. Montgomery, AL 36101-0388. The same mailing address applies to the Coalition of Alabama [...]

2017-01-23T10:21:12+00:00 December 16th, 2015|