Lake Martin’s water level has finally risen above the rule curve established by Alabama Power and the Corps of Engineers.
Today’s read of 481.83 is above the rule curve of 481.7. What does this mean in English? Lake Martin’s water level is ahead of the pace it needs to get to full pool of 490. This is great news. It has been over a year since we could say that.
How did it get there? Rain, plain and simple. The Lord God saw fit to send rain our way. It wasn’t Alabama Power, or the Governor, or the Corps of Engineers. They don’t make it rain, though their efforts (along with many others) make sure that we make the most with what we get.
Two days of storms have dumped 2 to 3 inches of rain in the Lake Martin watershed, and the result as been a rise in the lake’s level of 1.3 feet (so far) in the last 24 hours. This doesn’t mean the drought is over. But, the level raise has buoyed many spirits.