Alabama Power will be gradually lowering the lake level of Lake Neely Henry in the Fall. And in anticipation of the drawdown, Alabama Power is asking residents of Lake Neely Henry who have shoreline construction projects to begin applying for lakeshore use
permits. Due to the lack of predictable, sustained water-level-drops that provide lakebed access each year, the company expects heavy resident interest in lakeshore use permits for shoreline construction during the planned reductions. This gradual lowering will also allow Alabama Power biologists to fish populations in lower Big Canoe Creek. Alabama Power has 14 hydroelectric facilities on the Coosa, Tallapoosa and Black Warrior rivers, producing low-cost, clean energy for customers.