Work at Thurlow Dam nearing completion
Lake Thurlow expected to rise to normal level by Nov. 1

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Oct. 12, 2007 - Maintenance work at Thurlow Dam is expected to be completed by the end of October, ahead of schedule. With the maintenance project coming to a close, Alabama Power expects to return Lake Thurlow to normal elevation around Nov. 1. The original projected date for returning the lake to its normal level was Dec. 1.

People performing work on piers, boat docks and sea walls on Lake Thurlow should take note of the earlier date for refilling the reservoir. Property owners holding open work permits are being notified.

Lake elevations are always subject to change, depending on conditions and other factors. Individuals with boats and other water-related equipment and facilities should be alert to changing conditions on Alabama Power reservoirs and be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their property.

For the latest information about lake levels, visit Information can also be obtained by calling Alabama Power’s automated Reservoir Information System at 1-800-LAKES11 (1-800-525-3711).


Media Contact: Keisa Sharpe, Alabama Power Corporate Communications, 205.257.4155,