PowerSouth announces plans to lower Gantt Lake in 2019

Published 1:54 pm Monday, September 17, 2018

PowerSouth has announced its plans to lower the water level in Gantt Lake in September 2019, to allow for maintenance to the Gantt Hydroelectric Dam.

Property owners who plan to construct or preform maintenance to boat docks and piers must obtain permits by contacting PowerSouth’s Land Management Department at (334) 427-3000. Before PowerSouth can grant a permit for construction of or maintenance to boat ramps, seawalls and jetties, as well as dredging or fill projects, property owners must first obtain a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District Regulatory Office via their website at http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory.aspx, or by phone at (251) 690-2658, and callers should request the South Alabama Branch.

Property owners are encouraged to begin the permitting process early because it may take up to six months to receive the permit.

Permitted construction activities may begin on or after October 9, 2019.

“We appreciate the public’s understanding and cooperation with the permitting process and construction schedule,” said Baynard Ward, PowerSouth corporate communications manager.

The drawdown is scheduled to last until mid-November 2019. Refill may begin sooner if repairs to the dam have been completed.

For more information, visit www.powersouth.com/gantt-drawdown. PowerSouth will make additional information available in the coming months.