Alabama Power is asking residents of Lay, Mitchell and Jordan/Bouldin lakes who are planning shoreline construction projects to begin applying for lakeshore-use permits in anticipation of a water-level drawdown this fall.
This will be the first drawdown in several years on the three southernmost Coosa reservoirs operated by Alabama Power. The company expects heavy resident interest in lakeshore use permits for shoreline construction during the planned reductions.
“We are encouraging residents to approach us early,” said Candy Hayes, shoreline manager for the lower Coosa reservoirs operated by Alabama Power. “Those who contact us early for lakeshore-use permits for dock and shoreline construction will be in better shape to get early approval so they can start lining up a contractor.”