By Alabama NewsCenter Staff
Summer will last a little longer at Lake Martin, since Alabama Power is extending the lake’s summer pool for a few more weeks.
Usually, the water level at Lake Martin begins to lower around Sept. 1, reaching winter pool levels near mid-November. The lower lake level allows the reservoir to capture and store winter rains. The lake begins to rise in early spring, reaching full summer pool around the end of April. The fall drawdown will now begin Oct. 15.
Drawdowns offer property owners a chance to work on repairs and improvements to docks, ramps and other permitted construction projects. Residents interested in performing shorelines maintenance during the drawdown should apply for the necessary lakeshore-use permits now by visiting apcshorelines.com/permits or calling the Shoreline Management Office at 256-825-0053.
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