Current Lake Level:
On March 1 at midnight, the water level of Lake Martin starts to change from winter pool to summer pool. The change in water level goes from 484 feet to 491 feet by April 19th at midnight. Why does this happen? Alabama Power holds a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to operate Martin Dam, The current license stipulates levels at which Alabama Power must hold the water in the lake throughout the year: 491 mean sea level feet in the summer and 484 mean sea level feet in the winter. In a perfect year, a person could follow the rule curve to find out the daily water level, but there are exceptions. Flood control and droughts are two things that can affect the fluctuation in the rule curve. However, you can always see the current lake level at anytime here.