Alabama Power: Heavy rains affecting spillway operations

Flood gates were opened at Harris dam Saturday, May 18, 2013 due to heavy rainfall totals.

According to Alabama Power, heavy and unexpected rains have tipped water levels at Logan Martin and Harris lakes over its normal summer pools and are affecting spillway operations.

    Lake Reports:Logan Martin is projected to crest sometime on Sunday, possibly as high as 467 feet in elevation, which would put it two feet above normal summer pool level.Harris should remain under elevation at 794 feet, which is one foot above normal summer level.Smith Lake is expected to rise just over its summer pool of 510 feet.

    In addition to the gates now open at Logan Martin and Harris dams, there will be additional spillway operations at Henry, Lay, Mitchell and Jordan dams as well as Martin Dam near Alexander City.