The Slough Naming Project is a project funded and maintained by the Lake Jordan HOBO Association. Established in 2016, the purpose is to aid residents, emergency responders and other boaters to locate sites on the lake. Similar to informational signs along the highway, Lake Jordan HOBO installed high visibility/reflective signs that are mounted at the entrance to the cove or slough so they are viewable by responders and boaters coming from one of the three major boat launches on Lake Jordan.
In 2016, Lake Jordan HOBO met with residents in each of the 12 HOBO areas to identify, name and provided signage to over 50 major sloughs and coves on Lake Jordan. Originally, 52 locations were identified and marked. Over 54 locations are currently included in the Slough Naming Project. Lake Jordan HOBO, along with Shorelines Alabama Power, provided maps to the Sheriff’s Department, 911 Dispatch, Alabama Marine Police, Fire Departments servicing the lake areas and to rescue organizations that often have critical lifesaving operations on the water. Members can obtain Slough Naming Maps at our quarterly meetings or available online art: LINK ON WEBSITE
HOBO Area Representatives are now urging residents to know the name of the slough or cove in which they live and assure family members are aware of how to report emergencies accurately to the 911 operator. Residents and visitors to Lake Jordan can get additional information concerning the lake by visiting our website at: www.lakejordanhobo.org