Logan Martin Lake

Alabama Power Company says water levels at its lakes are low because of the drought, and things might get worse.

The utility says it has reduced water releases for power generation, and it has suspended recreational water releases on Lake Jordan because of the drought.  

The company says water levels are falling at Weiss, Neely Henry and Logan Martin lakes on the Coosa River; Harris and Martin lakes on the Tallapoosa River; and Smith Lake on the Black Warrior River. Lake levels eventually could go below normal winter stages because of the lack of rain.


Organizers are expecting hundreds of volunteers for a big cleanup of Logan Martin Lake that starts this weekend.

The weeklong event begins Saturday and is being put together by the Logan Martin Lake Protection Association.

The group is signing up workers and providing bags, latex gloves and T-shirts. Volunteers will use boats to reach areas that aren't accessible by foot.

The Daily Home of Talladega reports that almost 20 tons of debris was removed during just one cleanup.