Residents to Clean Neely Henry Lake Shoreline
  What:        The Neely Henry Lake Home Owners and Boat Owners Association
               is partnering with Alabama Power to sponsor a lake clean-up
               as part of the 2001 "Renew the Coosa" event.  Last year's
               clean-up included more than 200 private boats and more than
               1,000 volunteers.

  When:   Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. to 12 noon

  Where:       Neely Henry Lake residents clean up their own shoreline and
               property area and all city boat docks in the Gadsden area.

  Materials:   Participants should bring rakes and boats if needed.  Alabama
               Power will provide trash bags, disposable gloves and T-shirts
               for all workers and a banner for each working boat.  Alabama
               Power personnel will also patrol the lake, using barges to
               collect debris.  Call the contact listed below for
               information about the nearest location to get materials.

   Locations:  The counties bordering the lake are furnishing trash
               dumpsters at the following locations.

               *  City of Gadsden Boat Dock
               *  Tilison Bend
               *  Southside City Hall
               *  Glencoe City Hall
               *  Willow Point Boat Dock
               *  Rainbow Landing

  Trash collected will be displayed at the Gadsden Amphitheater off of
  Highway 411 between noon and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.

  Picnic:      1 p.m. at Moragne Park.

  Contact:     For more information, contact Lisa Dover at Keep Etowah
               (256) 549-0900 or

  Background on Neely Henry:
  Construction started:  August 1, 1962
  In-service date:       June 2, 1966
  Each generator rates 24,300 kilowatts.  Total generating capacity is
  72,900 kilowatts.

  Elevation above sea level:  508 feet
  Area:                       11,200 Acres
  Shoreline:                  339 miles
  Length:                     77.6 miles


Neely Henry Dam was the third dam built as part of an Alabama Power Company project that developed the Coosa River. The facility was named after H. Neely Henry, a senior executive vice president of Alabama Power Company.

Alabama Power provides affordable, reliable electric service to 1.3 million customers in the lower two-thirds of Alabama. Alabama Power owns and operates a total of 22 electric generating plants. Alabama Power is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company , which operates more than 32,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Southeast. Southern Company is one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States.

  News Media Contact:  Buddy Eiland
                       Office: (256) 231-3316
                       Pager:  (205) 257-1666, Pin 8256

PRNewswire -- May 3

SOURCE: Alabama Power