Lakes shrinking all over Alabama

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ALABAMA (WIAT) — Tuesday marks 58 days with no measurable rain in the Birmingham area. Lakes are shrinking all over our area.

That includes Smith Lake in Cullman County. The 500 miles of shoreline are shrinking. For now, people are still able to launch boats, but if the water level drops much lower, they may have to close it.

Flooding during this past Christmas caused a lot of things to wash up in the lake and now all of that debris is exposed, so you need to be careful boating.

“There’s a lot of submerged stuff that’s now right on top of the water and if you are not careful you will knock your foot off or run aground. This lake will go from 100 feet deep to three feet distance,” said Mark Walker,  who fishes at Smith Lake a couple times of week.

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