Here are some resources that may be of interest to you, regardless of whether you are buying or selling a home in the Lake Wedowee or Randolph County, AL areas!
R.L. Harris Hydroelectric Project Re-Licensing
Learn more about the re-licensing process for Lake Wedowee (also known as R. L. Harris Reservoir) by visiting the the official Alabama Power website for this project. The website is meant to serve as an information source for people interested in learning more about the Harris Project and the re-licensing process. Alabama Power will share meeting notes, study plans, and other documents, provide links to other helpful re-licensing resources, and keep stakeholders informed about upcoming meetings and deadlines.
Permits for Shoreline Work
Alabama Power regulates the construction and maintenance of shoreline structures at Lake Wedowee. A permit is required for any new structures or maintenance of structures that are located at or below the 800-foot level on the lake. Examples of these types of structures include piers, landings, boat docks, boathouses, boat ramps, gazebos, bank stabilization, dredging, landscape plantings, and re-grading. For more information on these regulations and the permit process please visit the Alabama Power Shoreline Management web page or call the Alabama Power Shoreline Management Office at (256) 396-5093.
If you’re planning to move to the Wedowee area, the Randolph County Economic Development Authority has gathered up a nice list of the agencies you’ll need to contact in order to set up your power, water, and other utilities.
For homes in the Wedowee area that use propane tanks, consider Blossman Gas for a local fill-up.
Water Levels and Release Schedules
Curious about lake water levels? Check out the Alabama Power website for an update on water level and release schedules at Lake Wedowee (also known as Harris Lake). You can also find links to fishing, camping, and building regulations on Lake Wedowee as well as other Alabama Power lakes.