Higher Winter Water Level Approved by FERC
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a new winter Lake Martin water level of 483′ MSL (the old lake level was 480′ MSL). This will extend the lake season by 6 weeks.” The lake will stay at full pool until October 15th, given ample water supply, which is roughly a 6 week extension of the “Season”. This is great news for Lake Martin residents and property owners. This Lake Martin Rule Curve change has been a hot topic for several years. This Lake Martin rule change was originally being denied. This new lake level will benefit residents as well as the Lake Martin businesses.
Lake Martin Rule Curve Change Articles
Higher Winter Lake Levels Approved– Alexander City Outlook
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Relicensing of the Martin Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 349 – FERC Statement
Many lake residents with “seasonal water levels” at their docks will now enjoy an extended lake season. An increased Winter Pool on Lake Martin will extend boating season for many residents. Also, it will give them an enhanced lake view. Looking at Lake Martin is better than looking at the bottom of Lake Martin.
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