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Published Feb. 27, 2019

MOBILE, Ala. – The watershed that supplies Carters Lake has received extensive rainfall amounts for the past 10 days, resulting in higher than normal lake levels for the Carters Lake reservoir.


Current lake levels as of 6:00 am on Feb. 27, 2019, were 1099 MSL (mean sea level ; measurement of water level) for the upper lake and 687 MSL for the reregulation lake below the powerhouse. Levels are increasing 4/100ths of a foot per hour in the upper lake and falling 4/10ths of a foot per hour in the regulation pool making room for power generation scheduled for today utilizing water from the upper lake, which will begin to lower lake levels. Coosawatte River release was increased to 5300 cfs at 8:00 am Feb. 27 below the reregulation dam.


 Flood Management is a key mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and continues as a critical mission activity. To date, water levels have not exceeded Carters Lake designated flood storage capacity.


 Visitors to the project area may have observed water flowing through the Reregulation Dam at the location where the saw cut occurred, which is to be expected for dams undergoing routine maintenance activities. Corps dams are monitored continuously, rigorously so during significant weather events; the public is assured that in terms of both engineering and hydrology, Carters Lake Dam and Reregulation Dam remain stable, safe structures, and the water flow that has been observed is to be expected.


 Meteorological forecasts anticipate a new weather front passing through the North Georgia Region over the next three days. Forecasts currently predict more moderate rainfall than the recent weather activity.


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