MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Power has begun reducing the amount of water it releases from dams in Alabama.
The utility said the phased reduction started Sunday at dams on the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers.
By early next month, Alabama Power said it plans to release less than half the amount of water it normally releases this time of year.
The cuts are designed to slow the drop in water levels on Alabama lakes which are near record low levels.
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