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Name:   Osms - Email Member Reply
Subject:   FERC has issued new Lake Martin License
Date:   12/17/2015 11:50:48 AM   IP ADDRESS: 24.181.87.213

WE WON!!!!  FERC has issued the new license for Lake Martin effective December 17, 2015.  I haven't read it all yet, but by all appearances we have won a three foot higher winter pool, and the possibility of an extended summer pool.  Will APCo begin this winter by raising the pool from current levels....you'll have to ask them.  But for sure we'll have 483' next year.  Link to document is below:

 

http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20151217-3024





Name:   Osms - Email Member Reply
Subject:   FERC has issued new Lake Martin License
Date:   12/17/2015 4:16:05 PM   IP ADDRESS: 24.181.87.213

I've learned a few more details.  The terms of the license go into effect 30 days after issuance, so we could see the lake begin fill to the 483' level beginning around Jan 20.  Of course, normal fill start date is about Feb 17, so we could see fill start on Jan 20, stop at 483', then start again on Feb 17.  Will advise more as we know more.





Name:   MartiniMan - Email Member Reply
Subject:   FERC has issued new Lake Martin License
Date:   12/17/2015 5:27:15 PM   IP ADDRESS: 208.44.244.4

Either way this is good news as 483 gives me year round water.  I do hope they raise it up early as my lake cam looks much better with water in the slough.  





Name:   lakngulf - Email Member Reply
Subject:   FERC has issued new Lake Martin License
Date:   12/18/2015 4:54:10 PM (updated 12/18/2015 5:29:01 PM)    IP ADDRESS: 155.254.13.4

I want 479 just this one more winter!  But, of course, I said the same thing last year

 





Name:   Osms - Email Member Reply
Subject:   You might need waders.
Date:   12/18/2015 5:11:02 PM   IP ADDRESS: 24.181.87.213

Per APCo, they plan to start back up on Jan 20.  I'm sure we'll get to 480' by 12/31, but I'm not sure they'll take it much lower unless we don't get any rain.  Two more articles links:

 

http://alabamanewscenter.com/2015/12/17/ferc-issues-new-lake-martin-license/

 

 

http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/2015/12/18/ferc-approves-3-foot-lake-level-increase/





Name:   Osms - Email Member Reply
Subject:   FERC has issued new Lake Martin License
Date:   12/18/2015 5:14:15 PM   IP ADDRESS: 24.181.87.213

I meant to mention.  The next scheduled year for 480' is 2021, per the FERC license document.





Name:   cottonmouth - Email Member Reply
Subject:   FERC has issued new Lake Martin License
Date:   12/18/2015 10:35:40 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.12.198.38

Smells like money to me!!!





Name:   alatraveler50 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   FERC has issued new Lake Martin License
Date:   12/20/2015 9:33:58 AM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.196.248

You need to go and build you a coffer dam about 10' out from the area you need to work in.  Don't think you will see 479 ever again.





Name:   flyfisher - Email Member Reply
Subject:   FERC has issued new Lake Martin License
Date:   12/20/2015 12:37:08 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.191.136.200

thanks to LMRA & ALA POWER & others for your hard work & dedication to this effort

 





Name:   au67 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   FERC has issued new Lake Martin License
Date:   12/20/2015 5:54:33 PM   IP ADDRESS: 75.139.47.194

I assume you are including the HOBO's in "others".







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