As expected, Weiss Lake has reached full pool…and then some. Due to excessive rains over the last 73 hours, coupled with runoff from upstream the current Weiss Lake level is at 565ft 2inches, which is over one foot above the full and it’s still on the rise.
According to the National Weather Service that level still remains below the established flood level.
Lake elevations are always subject to change, depending on conditions. Individuals who recreate below the dams and those with boats and water-related equipment on the lake and facilities should always stay alert to changing conditions and be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their property.
Because of this week’s heavy rains, Alabama Power has opened spillway gates at its Coosa and Tallapoosa river dams to help manage rising lake levels.
Two storage reservoirs on the Coosa – Weiss Lake and Lake Logan Martin – and two storage reservoirs on the Tallapoosa – Harris Lake and Lake Martin – are above normal levels for this time of year and are expected to continue to rise in the near term. Spillway gates are operating at Neely Henry, Logan Martin, Lay, Mitchell and Jordan dams on the Coosa as well as Yates and Thurlow dams on the Tallapoosa.
Alabama Power will continue to closely monitor conditions on the lakes and manage resources carefully. Individuals with boats and other water-related equipment and facilities should always be alert to changing conditions on Alabama Power reservoirs and be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect their property.
For details about Alabama Power lakes, visit https://apcshorlines.com or add the free Alabama Power Shorelines app to your mobile device. To view specific lake advisories, click on the lake name and then click the circular information icon. You can also call Alabama Power’s automated Reservoir Information Line at
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