Property Owners Along Alabama Power Lakes Advised To Check on Lake Property Due to Heavy Rainfalls
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Due to heavy rainfalls over the past few days, Alabama Power recommends property owners along the Coosa, Warrior and Tallapoosa rivers be aware lake levels are rising to significant levels, and they may need to take measures to protect their property. Lakes Weiss, Logan Martin, Smith, Harris and the Coosa River near Gadsden are all expected to crest at elevations above normal summer pool levels sometime late tomorrow. Other Alabama Power lakes likely will be affected.
Persons with boathouses, boats or temporary structures such as campers, trailers or other property along the Coosa, Warrior and Tallapoosa Rivers should be alert to these unusually high elevations and take appropriate measures to protect their property.
Persons in the affected areas are encouraged to call 1-800-LAKES11 for updated information on lake elevations and conditions.
As of 6 p.m. today, here is the status of the elevations at the Alabama Power reservoirs along the Coosa, Warrior and Tallapoosa Rivers. Elevations listed below refer to feet above mean sea level.
Full summer pool Current elevation Expected crest by late Thursday Weiss (near Centre) 564 566 568 Coosa River near Gadsden 511 512 Logan Martin (near Pell City) 465 468 472 Smith (near Jasper) 510 512.5 514 Harris (near Wedowee) 793 793.2 795 Martin (near Eclectic) 490 489.3 489.9 Tallapoosa River Above flood stage
These predicted changes in elevations could fluctuate as weather conditions change. However, the expected changes in lake elevations are significant. For example, elevations at Lake Logan Martin could reach five feet or more above summer pool level.
Alabama Power is maintaining flood control operations at affected dams in accordance with flood control procedures established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Alabama Power, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company
News Media Contact: Sandi Robinson Media Inquiry Line: (205) 257-4155
PRNewswire -- May 7
SOURCE: Alabama Power