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LAKE CONDITIONS ALERT - News Release

Alabama Power
Posted: 12/26/2015

Alabama Power

Spillway gates continue operating at Coosa and Tallapoosa river dams; Weiss, Logan Martin and Smith lakes above summer levels

Because of the heavy rains, Alabama Power will continue operating spillway gates for the next few days at Weiss, Henry, Logan Martin, Lay and Jordan dams on the Coosa River, and Thurlow Dam on the Tallapoosa River.

Weiss Lake on the Coosa is expected to peak near elevation 568 feet, which is about 4 feet above summer pool elevation, on or around Wednesday, Dec. 30. Logan Martin Lake is expected to peak near elevation 470 feet, about 5 feet above summer pool, on or around Tuesday, Dec. 29. Also Wednesday, Smith Lake, on the Warrior River, is expected to peak near elevation 516 feet, about 6 feet above summer pool.

A variety of factors, including additional rain, could affect these peak projections. Alabama Power will provide updates if necessary.

Alabama Power will continue to closely monitor conditions on the lakes and manage resources carefully. Individuals with boats and other water-related equipment and facilities should always be alert to changing conditions on Alabama Power reservoirs and be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their property.

For details about Alabama Power lakes, visit https://apcshorelines.com or add the free Alabama Power Shorelines app to your mobile device. To view specific lake advisories, click on the lake name and then click the circular information icon. You can also call Alabama Power’s automated Reservoir Information Line at 1-800-LAKeS11 (1-800-525-3711).

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