Wilson Dam

Wilson Dam (HM1ELN)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 48.284', W 87° 37.693'

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Construction of Wilson Dam began in 1918 and was completed in 1924. The Dam is 137 feet high and stretches 4,541 feet across the Tennessee River.

Wilson Dam is a hydroelectric facility. It has 21 generating units with a net dependable capacity of 663 megawatts. Net dependable capacity is the amount of power a dam can produce on an average day, minus the electricity used by the dam itself.

Wilson Dam is the largest conventional hydroelectric facility on the Tennessee River. Only Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Plant near Chattanooga can generate more hydroelectric power. Wilson reservoir provides 166 miles of shoreline and 15,500 acres of water surface for recreation. The main lock at Wilson is 110 by 600 feet. With a maximum lift of 100 feet, it is the largest single lift lock east of the Rockies. An auxiliary lock has two 60- by 300-feet chambers that operate in tandem. On average, 3700 vessels pass through Wilson's locks each year. Wilson has a flood-storage capacity of 50,000 acre-feet.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 442537 N 3851568
Decimal Degrees34.80473333, -87.62821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.284', W 87° 37.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 17.04" N, 87° 37' 41.58" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 S Cox Creek Pkwy, Florence AL 35630, US
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