Environmental

ACF Water Battle in Court – – in Maine

The "Water Wars" between the states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia have been ongoing three decades without resolution.  The dispute is over how much water each state is entitled to in both the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) and the Apalachilcola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basins.  The more contentious of the two has been the ACF with the latest round [...]

November 1st, 2016|

Drought Persists across Southeast

Outlook for any relief from drought conditions is dim across much of the Southeast over the next few weeks.  According to the National Weather Center's Climate Prediction Center , exceptional drought conditions, the most severe on the NWC scale, exist generally along the northern trace of the Coosa River Basin into Alabama and a thin band across [...]

October 28th, 2016|

Drought Lingers

Drought conditions in the Southeast continue, especially for northern Georgia, northern Alabama, southeastern Tennessee, and the western parts of South and North Carolina.  The Climate Prediction Center of the National Weather Service sees drought conditions persisting over a large part of that area through December with some relief around the edges as winter sets in.  [...]

October 13th, 2016|

Drought Conditions Dictate Change in Alabama Power’s Reservoir Management Plan

Drought conditions are dictating a change in Alabama Power Company's reservoir management plan throughout the Coosa, Tallapoosa, and Black Warrior River systems.  Below is a report published by Yellowhammer News about how water levels at Weiss, Neely Henry, and Logan Martin lakes on the Coosa River, Harris and Martin lakes on the Tallapoosa River, and Smith Lake [...]

September 13th, 2016|

The Alabama Sturgeon – does it still exist?

The University of West Florida has posted a YouTube video claiming to have found DNA from the Alabama sturgeon in the waters of the Alabama River.  Using a technique called E-DNA, a team of biologists and researchers say enough evidence has been found that an effort is underway to catch enough of the elusive fish to breed through the [...]

August 17th, 2016|