Alabama Power To Reschedule Lowering Of Lay Lake Due To Heavy Rains

On June 20, Alabama Power will begin to lower the level of Lay Lake to conduct measurements below Logan Martin Dam. The original date for the lowering was June 6.

"Due to continued rainfall over the past few days, Alabama Power made a decision to reschedule," said Charles Stover, Reservoir Management Alabama Power.

Lay Lake will be lowered to an elevation of about 393 feet above mean sea level. Normal pool elevation at Lay Lake is 396 feet above mean sea level.

Alabama Power will begin refilling Lay Lake on June 23 and expects to return the lake level to normal pool by June 26. The drawdown is required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Heavy rainfall could prompt a change in the scheduled lowering and refilling of the lake. Any changes will be announced on the company's automated Reservoir Information System at 1-800-LAKES11 (1-800-525-3711). Callers can use the keypad of a touch-tone phone by pressing 4-4-5 to reach the segment on Lay Lake - Special Operations.

Alabama Power owns and operates 14 hydroelectric plants in Alabama, providing clean, low-cost electricity. The facilities also provide more than 157,000 acres of water and more than 4,000 miles of shoreline for the public's use and enjoyment.

SOURCE: Alabama Power

CONTACT: Michael Sznajderman of Alabama Power, +1-205-257-4155, or