We have all heard the phrase, “If you don’t like the current weather, just wait awhile, it will change.” True, true! And it’s those changes that we need to pay attention to.

It is full season on Lake Tuscaloosa for making memories with family and friends on the water. 

Wait a Minute! Boats do not have brakes.

We all know that boating, whether fishing, hunting or just cruising is a popular activity; however, there are some things to be considered before launching or leaving the dock to help assure your safety and that of your passengers.

 The City of Tuscaloosa will host the ninth annual Lake Tuscaloosa Clean Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

By Pat Feighery 

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is reminding mariners to think safety first for the coming boating season. Locally, boaters are hitting the waters of Lake Tuscaloosa to enjoy the weather - as they'll do throughout the summer. Safety is key, and the Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 8 5 is offering a special boating safety class designed to help everyone recognize when a fellow boater is in trouble.

Local officials are investigating reports of an alligator sighting in a Lake Tuscaloosa tributary.

The City of Tuscaloosa on Monday afternoon said it had received “unconfirmed reports” of an alligator in Hamner Creek – which is a tributary of Lake Tuscaloosa.

Lake season is here! Happy Father's Day to everyone. While out celebrating summer, I have noticed quite a few changes on Lake Tuscaloosa. 

There appear to be more boats on the water. The usual brands are accented with new, sporty models that we didn't see as recently as last summer. One I might call a "mini-ship" puttered beside us as we were taking our first dip in the water last month. 

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the eighth annual Lake Tuscaloosa-North River Waterfest and Lake Clean Up on April 8 and 9. The two-day event features an educational expo for local fourth-grade students and a lake cleanup event open to the public.

Residents of the City of Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas receive their drinking water from Lake Tuscaloosa, which is fed by the North River watershed. Waterfest provides an opportunity for local students and citizens to learn more about protecting and conserving the local water supply.

Maison du Lac is a new, architecturally designed and regulated residential community for high-end, single-family homes located on Lake Tuscaloosa adjacent to the North River Yacht Club. A ground breaking ceremony is planned on Friday for the development, located off of Yacht Club Way NE immediately south of the Yacht Club. Maison du Lac will include approximately 15 high-end, lakefront estate homes and 15 upscale, lakeview town homes. 

A couple of weeks ago, residents around Lake Tuscaloosa noticed that a well-known goose who lives on the lake was injured. Specifically, “Loosie Goosie,” as she’s known to many, had been shot with a bow and arrow – and she was still swimming, arrow intact.

But there’s great news: Loosie Goosie was rescued on Monday, thanks to the efforts of the Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Lake Patrol Officers and area resident Tammy Tierce. She was taken to May Veterinary Clinic, where she was treated for the injury. Tierce will care for Loosie – and says she’s expected to fully recover from her injury.

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