The U.S. Drought Monitor shows more than 80% of Alabama is at least “abnormally dry.” And the continuous hot and dry conditions across the state are beginning to take a toll on Alabama Power lake levels. In response to the dry conditions, Alabama Power has reduced water releases from its hydroelectric dams.
Water levels on the Coosa River, Weiss Lake, Black Warrior River, and other bodies of water are expected to slowly decline below normal levels for this time of year. Alabama Power says it will continue to closely monitor conditions and manage the limited resources carefully. Residents with boats and other water-related equipment and facilities should be alert to changing conditions and be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect your property.