The water level at Lewis Smith Lake has remained constant over the last two months. Today, the lake is at 497.28 which is 12.72 feet below the normal pool elevation of 510. The normal pool for this time of year is 496, so the lake is about 1.28 feet above normal right now. Property owners and developers are happy with the water level remaining constant in 2008. In November 0f 2007, Smith Lake was at one of the lowest levels ever due to the severe drought--around 490.8 which is 6 feet below normal winter levels! This information can be obtained from http://www.smithlake.info.
As a reminder, the Fall and Winter months are great times to buy Smith Lake property. With the lower water levels, a buyer can see what the shoreline will look like during these months. This is the perfect time of year to decide dock placement and retaining wall options if needed.
To learn more about Smith Lake, please visit my Smith Lake Information Website.