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. Disposal 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 Beautiful: (256) 549-0900 or www.gadsdenet.com. 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. Reservoir Elevation above sea level: 508 feet Area: 11,200 Acres Shoreline: 339 miles Length: 77.6 miles History
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
News Media Contact: Buddy Eiland Office: (256) 231-3316 Pager: (205) 257-1666, Pin 8256
PRNewswire -- May 3
SOURCE: Alabama Power