Alabama Power lakes low because of drought

By The Associated Press

Alabama Power Co. says water levels at its lakes are low because of the drought, and things might get worse.

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Power Co. says water levels at its lakes are low because of the drought, and things might get worse.

The utility says it has reduced water releases for power generation, and it has suspended recreational water releases on Lake Jordan because of the drought.

The company says water levels are falling at Weiss, Neely Henry and Logan Martin lakes on the Coosa River; Harris and Martin lakes on the Tallapoosa River; and Smith Lake on the Black Warrior River. Lake levels eventually could go below normal winter stages because of the lack of rain.

Officials say a drought covers the entire state, and no major rains are in sight. The National Weather Service is predicting a dry, warm winter.

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