MOBILE, Ala.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today the river flows in the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam will be a constant 1,000 cubic feet per second through approximately 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 27 June to noon EST 28 June. There will be no hydropower generation during that period.
“Fishermen and other recreational users of the river need to be aware that this flow will be constant,” said E. Patrick Robbins, Public Affairs Officer, Mobile District. “Normally people recreating in the river will call our generation line to determine when flows will be up, however since there won’t be any generation they need to be aware of the constant high flows for this period.”
The Corps is providing the constant flows to assist Georgia Power in meeting their minimum flow requirements below Morgan Falls Lake (Big Sluice Lake).
“Georgia Power will be performing some necessary maintenance on equipment associated with one of the turbines at their powerhouse,” Robbins said. “To assist them in maintaining minimum flow requirements below Morgan Falls, the Corps will be providing the constant flow from Buford which they will release through another turbine.”
Normal operations at Buford Dam are expected to resume by noon EST on 28 June.
Release no. 13-026