What is a Stilt House on Alabama Lakes?

On many lakes in Alabama water levels can fluctuate yearly, sometimes quite quickly. One prime example is Weiss Lake in Northeast Alabama. This manmade lake’s water level is controlled by Alabama Power Company, and historically, the level drops in September around six feet total, and reaches full pool again in April. This scheduled yearly drop […]

What is seasonal water on Alabama Lakes?

On several lakes in Alabama, and especially those designed by Alabama Power Company for electricity generation, water levels are controlled on a seasonal schedule. On Weiss Lake, for example, the power company historically lowers the water level in a month-long draw down beginning the week after Labor Day through October. That drawdown is slow and […]