Spillway gates operating at Coosa River dams; Weiss, Logan Martin and Smith lakes projected to crest above summer pool

More than 5 inches of rain fell in parts of the Warrior and Coosa river basins March 25 amid severe storms and heavy rains that affected the region.

Alabama Power is operating spillway gates at Weiss, Henry, Logan Martin, Lay, Mitchell and Jordan dams on the Coosa River. These efforts will help manage flows and rising lake levels.

The company is working closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to monitor and implement flood control operations.

Weiss Lake on the Coosa River has already risen above its normal summer level, along with Smith Lake on the Black Warrior River. Alabama Power is monitoring changing conditions and will take proper precautions as necessary.

The recent rainfall was not as heavy at Harris and Martin dams on the Tallapoosa River and no precautionary flood operations are expected at those dams.

Areas in north and central Alabama remain in a flood warning through Tuesday night.

Alabama Power will continue to closely monitor conditions and carefully manage resources on the lakes. Lake elevations and projections are subject to change.

With the recent rain, and more in the forecast, individuals with boats and other water-related equipment and facilities should stay alert to changing conditions on Alabama Power reservoirs and be prepared to take steps to protect their property.

For more information about Alabama Power lakes and alerts on lake conditions, download the Smart Lakes app for your smartphone or visit apcshorelines.com. Individuals can also call 1-800-LAKES 11 (1-800-525-3711) for lake condition updates.

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