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Seasonal water level decline to begin at West Point Reservoir

Published Aug. 30, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. – Water management officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, announced today that the reservoir level at West Point Lake in southwest Georgia is expected to decline over the next 10 days. This decline is typical this time of year due to decreased inflows into the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin and increased evaporation levels that occur in late summer and fall.

“It’s not unusual for water levels to drop this time of year,” said Mobile District Water Management Chief James Hathorn. “The hydrology has changed and inflows to the projects have decreased.”

The reservoir level is currently near 633.4 ft. above mean sea level (msl) and is expected to drop to 631 ft. by the third week of September.  The full summer pool level for West Point Lake is 635 ft. 

The Corps of Engineers recommends that dock owners monitor lake levels throughout this period of expected decline to avoid grounding their boats.  

For daily lake level reports at West Point Lake, please call (706) 645-2929.

USACE Public Affairs

Release no. 17-027