MOBILE, Ala. – As construction repairs continue at the Walter F. George Dam, the Mobile District reminds the public that boater safety remains imperative as water levels at Walter F. George Lake will begin rising again once the current construction phase completes.
Boating & Public Safety
When the current construction phase completes along the lower portion of the dam, the lake will begin refilling naturally back to its normal levels. Boaters should continue to exercise caution on the lake during this transition, especially in areas they are not familiar with. Here are several important tips:
- Hazards typically exposed in low water may be just under the surface and impossible to see.
- As waters rise, logs and debris that had washed ashore may float out into the channel, creating moving hazards.
- Boaters should slow down and when possible designate a spotter on board to help watch for hazards ahead.
- Personal flotation devices (life jackets) should always be worn when on the water!
During the construction period, visitors to the area should continue to observe facility closures directly south of the dam, on both the Georgia and Alabama sides, including the fishing deck and the nearby restrooms. Nearby Franklin Landing Boat Ramp will remain open, however. Walter F. George Lock will remain closed during the execution of this project.
For more information visit the Walter F. George Lake website at go.usa.gov/xvbk and on Facebook at @WalterFGeorgeLake or call at (229) 768-2516.
*** SAFETY IS IN YOUR HANDS…BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS ***
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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