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Second Alabama City Files Suit Against Carpet Manufacturers

FloorDaily.net

Date: 5/22/2017 4:11:00 AM

Centre is the second Alabama city to file such a suit, following Gadsden. The two cities sit side by side on the banks of the Coosa River. The suit names the following companies as defendents: 3M Company, Aladdin Manufacturing Corporation,Apricot

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Main Street Wetumpka announces the Tulotoma Snail Trail 'Placemaking' project

WSFA 12

Date: 5/22/2017 3:36:00 AM

The Tulotoma Magnifica, otherwise known as the Tulotoma river snail, is indigenous to the Coosa River that flows through the middle of Wetumpka’s downtown. It's the first and only of its species to ever recover from the brink of extinction due to

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Food Pantry board welcomes community to new location

Wetumpka Herald

Date: 5/19/2017 11:00:00 AM

Board members of the Elmore County Food Pantry held their first open house at its new location off Coosa River Parkway where they gathered to discuss with the public all the details of its services. The organization serves nearly 500 households

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Snail Trail, armory transfer discussed by council

Wetumpka Herald

Date: 5/18/2017 3:47:00 PM

In the action portion of the meeting, the Council voted 4-1 to transfer the old armory property on U.S. 231 to the recently established Coosa River Health Authority for the purposes of providing additional healthcare in the city and community. There was no

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Kayak Bass Fishing makes local tournament stop

Wetumpka Herald

Date: 5/12/2017 3:36:00 PM

The water was warmer this weekend and the fishing was much better on both the Coosa River and Lake Jordan than it was for Wetumpka’s debut on the Kayak Bass Fishing tour in April with the one-on-one Best of the Best battle between kayak fishing titans

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The Lower Coosa segment, known as Coosa River Whitewater, has turbulent waters and Class III rapids. The fall line, the last stone underlayment supporting the Alabama uplands before the rivers grind deep into the plains on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, is an exciting place on any river in Alabama. It's especially loved on the Coosa River near the city of Wetumpka, whose very name means Rumbling Waters in Creek tongue.

The six miles of class I-III rapids, the eddies and standing waves bring people from everywhere to this run on the Coosa to flip, whirl and dive. And on top of that, there are the people who actually wanted to do those things as well.

One of the special things about whitewater on the Coosa is choice. With just one time through with an expert guide from a Wetumpka outfitter, you'll see that every peril has its not-so-perilous alternative. Take the notorious Moccasin Gap for example. Really good kayakers that use a play boat take the wave to the right of the enormous rock set into the river. If you have a long boat or aren't there to be a public spectacle, the class II drop to the left of the rock is for you. If you're a real novice, land your boat on the upstream side, haul it over the rock, and put back in on the quiet downstream side. Be sure to take advantage of the rock as a place to swim, paddle, picnic and sight see as wave after wave of visitors alight and leave like starlings.

The Coosa River Whitewater Festival is a three-day annual event sponsored by the Coosa River Paddling Club (CRPC), held in Wetumpka, Al. | Elmore County. Since 1985, the Whitewater Festival, which includes kayaking competitions, activities for amateur boaters, and live entertainment, has taken place on a section of the Coosa River between Jordan Dam and the city of Wetumpka. The festival is a charitable event, with proceeds benefiting groups devoted to environmental protection and the development of historic sites and trails along the river. The Whitewater Festival invites artists to create a design which focuses on various aspects of the festival including: canoes, kayaks, paddling, and the Moccasin Gap Kayak Competitions. Natural aspects of the Coosa River, such as plants and/or wildlife have at times been incorporated into some of the past designs.
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