- Alabama's lakes and reservoirs includes everything from large reservoirs of thousands of acres to small several acre ponds. Most of the lakes and reservoirs listed here are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Forest Service.
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Recreation - These lakes and reservoirs offer various activities including boating, fishing, water skiing, swimming, sailing, and canoeing. Recreation facilities around the lakes often offer camping and picnicking.
Climate - Much of Alabama receives nearly 60 inches of rain each year. The highest amount of rain reaches the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures frequently reaching above 100 degrees F. Summer nights cool slightly and provide a good time to travel through the region.
Winter temperatures are mild, rarely dipping below 40 degrees with the humidity level at its lowest in November and December. Spring and fall are very pleasant times to visit the region. Spring brings mild temperatures and blooming trees and flowers. During the fall temperatures range from 65 to 85 degrees F with low humidity levels. Northern Alabama is generally cooler than the south due to its higher elevations.
Alabama's lakes and reservoirs are spread throughout the state.