GRENADA LAKE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has increased the amount of water flowing through the dam at Grenada Lake.
Corps officials say they are accelerating the annual drawdown at the lake by one month to perform maintenance on the dam.
Officials say they began on August 1 lowering the depth of the lake from 215 feet to a flood control level of 193 feet by November 1.
The USACE usually lowers the lake to that level by December 1 in anticipation of winter and spring rains.
The dam is designed to help control the risk of flooding throughout the Yazoo Basin.
Boaters are warned to be on the lookout for underwater obstacles because of lower than normal lake levels in September and October.
The boat ramps that will close earlier than normal include Bryant, Gums Crossing, North Abutment, North Graysport, Piney Woods and Skuna-Turkey.
For more information, please visit the U. S. Army Corp of Enginners - Vicksburg District website at www.mvk.usace.army.mil.
You can also call the Grenada Lake Field Office at (662) 226-5911.