PowerSouth monitoring Gantt dam
Published 12:51 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Due to heavy rainfall, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative continues a controlled release at Gantt and Point A dams. PowerSouth initiated its high water notification action plan at 6:30 p.m. last evening as the tail water below Point A dam exceeded 25 feet.
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. Laws require PowerSouth to maintain 33.80 to 34.30 feet of depth at Gantt Lake, and 40 to 40.50 feet at Point A. As of 9 a.m. today, pool levels were 34.01 feet at Gantt and 40 feet at Point A — both below normal levels.
PowerSouth will continue to closely monitor conditions on the lakes and manage resources with extreme caution. Individuals with boats and other water-related equipment should always be alert to changing conditions on the lakes and be prepared to take necessary steps to protect their property.