Reservoir Levels Weather Hydrology

Lake Tuscaloosa is a man-made reservoir located near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The lake was created in 1969 by impounding the North River, a tributary of the Black Warrior River. The reservoir was built to serve as a water supply for the city of Tuscaloosa and also provides hydroelectric power. The lake has a surface area of 5,885 acres and a maximum depth of 57 feet. The lake is fed by several creeks and streams, including Brush Creek and Dry Creek. Lake Tuscaloosa is also replenished by snowpack from the Appalachian Mountains. The lake is used for a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and swimming. The lake is surrounded by homes and is a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. Agricultural activities in the surrounding area also rely on the water supply from Lake Tuscaloosa.

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Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change -0.01%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 200 ft
Maximum 227.8 ft
Average 223 ft
Hydraulic_Height 117
Year_Completed 1971
Nid_Storage 180000
Structural_Height 125
Primary_Dam_Type Earth
Hazard_Potential High
River_Or_Stream NORTH RIVER
Dam_Length 1280
Nid_Height 125

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