The drought affecting portions of Alabama continues to reduce flows in rivers and streams that feed Alabama Power lakes. Because of current conditions, Alabama Power has released a lake conditions alert regarding lake levels. Water levels 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 are dropping and are expected to continue their decline. Alabama Power has minimized water releases from its hydroelectric dams and suspended recreational releases from Jordan Dam on the Coosa River. The company is working to communicate about the efforts to conserve water. Updates on the likelihood of issuing a fall extension at Martin will be posted on the Alabama Power Company Shorelines website every Tuesday through September 30TH.