Tallageda lake to reach full pool 1 month early

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Power Company is trying to fill Logan Martin Lake to full pool one month earlier than usual because forecasters believe the area is headed into a dryer than normal spring.

Alabama Power spokesman Brandon Glover said Monday the utility plans to fill the lake to 465 feet above sea level by early to mid-April.

The lake does not normally reach full pool until the first week in May.

The company has some releases scheduled this week, which may drop the lake level, but officials do not expect any flooding problems along the Coosa River due to the recent steady rains.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says conditions have improved over recent drought years but there is still uncertainty in the long-range forecast.

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