Shoreline managers help maintain the company’s ability to manage flood conditions on each river system by enforcing easement and construction standards specific to each lake.
As part of operating 14 dams along the Coosa, Tallapoosa and Black Warrior rivers, Alabama Power manages more than 3,500 miles of shoreline and nearly 120,000 acres of land. Our team of shoreline managers works closely with communities surrounding the reservoirs to protect and enhance the scenic, recreational and environmental resources these lakes offer.
Alabama Power works to meet the needs of individual, industrial and organizational stakeholders by permitting shoreline structures and promoting best shoreline management practices.
Alabama Power recognizes the ecological importance of aquatic vegetation in company reservoirs. Aquatic vegetation will be managed for the optimization of all uses of reservoirs in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations. Aquatic plant control will be considered if vegetation:
Un-ecapsulated white beaded foam is not permitted on Alabama Power lakes. Un-encapsulated white beaded foam flotation disposal is available free of charge during Renew Our Rivers events. Please drop off your unwanted white beaded foam flotation at the Renew Our Rivers meeting location during the cleanup. Click here to see dates.