Saturday, September 19, 2009

1st Drawdown for Lay Lake Since 2005

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Drawdown Near for Lay Lake

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Reminder: 2009 biennial drawdowns slated for Lower Coosa River

Dates are approaching for the 2009 fall drawdowns of Lay, Mitchell and Jordan lakes. The lakes are typically drawn down temporarily every two years so property owners can perform shoreline maintenance. Drawdowns have not taken place, however, since 2005 because of the recent drought.

The fall drawdown schedule is as follows:
Lake Normal Elevation Drawdown Elevation Start Lowering End Lowering Start Refill Return to Normal
Bouldin 252 248/249 9/16/09 9/18/09 9/30/09 10/2/09
Mitchell 312 308/309 9/30/09 10/2/09 10/14/09 10/16/09
Lay 396 393/394 10/14/09 10/16/09 10/28/09 10/30/09

Changing conditions could warrant adjustments to the schedule. Any changes will be posted on Alabama Power’s automated Reservoir Information System at 1-800-LAKES11 (1-800-525-3711) and

Individuals with boats and other water-related equipment and facilities should always be alert to changing conditions on Alabama Power reservoirs and be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their property.