Residents to Clean Lake Jordan Shoreline, Says Alabama Power
  What:    The Lake Jordan 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.  The 2000 clean-up included
           more than 16 private boats and more than 65 volunteers.

  When:    Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 12 noon

  Where:   Lake Jordan residents clean up their own shoreline and property
           area.  The clean-up will be coordinated Saturday from Bonner's

           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.

           Trash dumpsters will be provided at the following locations.

           Bonner's Point
           Lake Jordan Marina

  Picnic:  8 a.m. - 12 noon at Bonner's Point  -- free T-shirts for

           For more information, contact Barbara Dreyer at (334) 567-7551

  Background on Lake Jordan:

  Construction Started June 15, 1926
  In-service date:   December 31, 1928
  Each generator rates 25,000 kilowatts.  Total generating capacity: 100,000


  Type:           Gravity concrete
  Length:         2,066 feet
  Maximum height: 125 feet


  Elevation above sea level:     252 feet
  Area: 6,800 acres
  Shoreline:  118 miles
  Length:  18.4 miles
  Maximum depth at dam: 110 feet
  Area of watershed draining into reservoir: 10,165 square miles


When Jordan Dam was built, it was the largest power project undertaken by private capital in the South. Jordan Dam was named in honor of the brothers Reuben and Sidney Mitchell, who played an important part in the early development of Alabama Power. Since there was already a Mitchell Dam, named in honor of Alabama Power Company Present James Mitchell (no relation), the brothers chose to name the dam after their mother's maiden name.

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:    Sandi George
  Media Inquiry Line:    (205) 257-4155

PRNewswire -- April 26

SOURCE: Alabama Power