Property Owners Along Coosa and Warrior Rivers Advised to Check Lake Property Due to Heavy Rains
Due to heavy rains, Alabama Power recommends property owners along the Coosa and Warrior rivers be aware lake levels have risen or are rising to significant levels, and they may need to take measures to protect their property. Lakes Smith, Logan Martin and Weiss have crested or are expected to crest at elevations significantly above normal summer pool levels today or Friday.
Persons with boathouses, boats or temporary structures such as campers, trailers or other property along the Coosa and Warrior rivers should be alert to these unusually high elevations and take appropriate measures to protect their property.
* This afternoon, Smith Lake on the Warrior River has crested at 515.5 feet, about five and one-half feet above normal summer pool level. * This afternoon, the lake level at Childersburg on Lay Lake on the Coosa River has crested at 403 feet. * By Friday, Logan Martin on the Coosa River is expected to crest at 471 feet, about six feet above normal summer pool level. * By Friday, Weiss Lake on the Coosa River is expected to crest at 568 feet, about four feet above normal summer pool level.
Elevations listed above refer to feet above mean sea level. Elevations are measured at the dam and elevations will be higher upstream of the dam.
Persons in the affected areas are encouraged to call 1-800-LAKES11 for updated information on lake elevations and conditions.
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
SOURCE: Alabama Power Company
CONTACT: Michael Sznajderman of Alabama Power, +1-205-257-4155, or