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Winter Season dam maintenance & water level impact

USACE, Mobile District
Published May 15, 2024
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West Point Dam

West Point, GA. – This fall, scheduled maintenance and painting will be carried out on spillway gates 5 and 6 at West Point Dam.

To minimize disruptions to recreational activities, the Mobile District will maintain routine operations until the end of July. Beginning in August, a scheduled drawdown will be implemented to achieve the necessary lake elevation of 625 feet mean sea level by Oct. 1.

This drawdown sequence will provide adequate reservoir elevations for recreational use until Labor Day and was chosen to balance the project’s flood risk management, hydropower, and recreation missions.

Spillway gate maintenance will take place from Oct. 1 to Jan. 15, 2025. Following the completion of maintenance, the lake level will gradually return to normal.

With an area of operation across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and northern Florida, and a vast military region that includes operations across Central and South America, the Mobile District’s award- winning teams of engineering, construction, regulatory and emergency management professionals are nationally recognized for their leadership in delivery of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works and military programs missions to the Nation.

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