ANDALUSIA, ALA. — Due to heavy rainfall the last few days, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative initiated its high water notification action plan at 6:30 am this morning as the tailwater below Point A dam exceeded 25 feet.
As of 6:30 a.m. this morning, the tailwater reading at Gantt was 6.92 feet, and the tailwater reading at Point A was 27.5 feet. Tailwater flow is the hourly average of the river flow just downstream of the hydro plants, measured in cubic feet per second. PowerSouth has 10 feet of gate open at the Gantt Hydro and 32 feet of gate open at the Point A Hydro.
“PowerSouth personnel will continue to closely monitor conditions and manage resources with extreme caution,” said Mark Ingram PowerSouth Communication Manager.
"Residents around the lakes are reminded that lake elevations are always subject to change, depending on conditions,” Ingram said. “We urge residents and property owners to stay abreast of the weather situation and take necessary safety precautions. Low-lying areas should be avoided. Also avoid downed power lines and contact your local electric provider in the event of a power outage.”
PowerSouth controls the operation of the dams at Gantt and Point A lakes on the Conecuh River near Gantt, Ala., which are subject to government-mandated water levels.
Real-time information about the Conecuh River at Point A dam is available at:
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