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First Quarter at World Class Academy- Canada


Date: 10/14/2016 2:55:00 AM

For as long as I can remember I dreamed of getting my education but pursuing my passion of whitewater kayaking at the same time. I would sit in a classroom all day, dreaming of the next day I can esca [

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Georgia Power adds groundwater monitoring sites at Plant Hammond

Fish Wrap

Date: 10/13/2016 9:21:00 AM

“We’re still looking into that,” Mitchell said. It is part of one of three coal ash ponds at Plant Hammond where ash will be completely removed from the property on the Coosa River. Construction on the first coal ash pond is expected to be complete

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Gadsden water works sues Georgia companies

Fish Wrap

Date: 10/10/2016 11:00:00 PM

According to the 16-page suit, Gadsden draws its water from Lake Neely Henry in the Coosa River basin. It says the companies discharge wastewater containing PFOA and PFOS into the Conasauga River, one of the Coosa River’s five major tributaries

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Barks & Rec brings pet boarding to Wetumpka

Wetumpka Herald

Date: 10/10/2016 4:18:00 PM

Barks & Rec is one of the newest business additions to Wetumpka, having been opened a couple of months ago by co-owners Stephanie McDaniel and Amy Myers at 42 Coosa River Parkway, Suite D. Dozens of area residents packed into the facility Thursday

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Utility sues over PFOA


Date: 10/9/2016 10:32:00 PM

An Alabama water utility has sued carpet makers and chemical providers, including 3M, alleging that stain-resistant broadloom treatments containing perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) have contaminated drinking water supplies

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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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