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Weekend events to kick off the holidays

The Gladsden Times

Date: 12/1/2016 4:54:00 PM

Dress to impress Santa and stroll from the Pitman Theater to Gadsden City Hall where the city Christmas Tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. The stroll begins at 5 p.m. • The Coosa Christmas Boat Parade is Friday on the Coosa River. Decorated boats will line up

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Eat with Santa, hear a large choir or eyeball some art

Tallahassee Democrat

Date: 12/1/2016 9:51:00 AM

Early bird tickets are available for $25 per person. Visit http://tallahasseemuseum.org/ marketdays/about/ CHRISTMAS COMES TO MOCCASIN GAP: Take a nice drive out in the country to visit the Miccosukee Women’s Club’s sale of holiday gifts and

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Coosa Christmas Boat Parade set for Friday

The Gladsden Times

Date: 11/30/2016 4:36:00 PM

At 6:30 p.m. they will parade north up the Coosa River, under the three bridges and circle back to the park to disperse. There is no entry fee and there are no prizes or categories. Prime viewing locations would include the Ray Family Park, the Coosa

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Shelby County provides water to Birmingham during drought

Shelby County Reporter

Date: 11/30/2016 3:21:00 PM

The water provided by SCWS is pulled from the Coosa River and treated at one of two treatment plants: the jointly owned Talladega/Shelby Water Treatment Plant near Childersburg and the Shelby County South Water Treatment Plant near Wilsonville, which is

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Coalition places Georgia Power plants on list of dangers to state waters; company says it’s making strides environmentally

The Daily Tribune News

Date: 11/25/2016 4:00:00 PM

“Although the primary offender is Georgia Power’s 60-year-old Plant Hammond on the Coosa River, three other coal-fired plants are culpable including Plant Bowen on the Etowah River,” said Joe Cook, Advocacy and Communication Coordinator for the Coosa

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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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