Lake Weiss, better known as Weiss Lake (pronounced “Wice”) covers 30,000 Acres and 400+ Miles of Shoreline just west of the Georgia border. Weiss Dam is unique to Alabama Power's system because the spillway gates are about four miles from the powerhouse. The summer pool of Weiss Lake is 564 feet above sea level. Weiss is a storage lake and thus has a seasonally varying water level. Power production is enhanced if Weiss Lake is maintained at the highest level during the hot summer months when the public demand for electricity is greatest. Three Rivers feed Weiss Lake: The Coosa River, Chattooga River, and Little River.
If you are considering Weiss Lake real estate, be sure to review the Alabama Power Shoreline rules and regulations.