BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has finished removing debris left by the April 27 tornadoes from Lake Martin.
The Corps says after the storms, the lake's shores were littered with debris and submerged hazardous materials were in the water.
A local company, contracted by the Corps, loaded the first of 1,374 barges with debris on June 12 at Lake Martin.
In all, more than 15,000 cubic yards of debris was removed from the lake, located on the Tallapoosa River near Alexander City.
In northeast Alabama on the Coosa River, Neely Henry Lake was also hit by storms, which dumped more than 5,000 cubic yards of vegetation, bed frames, boats and even camper trailers in its waters. The Corps completed that debris removal mission on July 18.