Coosa River : P-2146

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Summary

  • P-2146
  • Coosa R
  • South
  • AL
  • 960.90 MW
  • Current

License

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  • 06-20-2013
  • ALABAMA POWER CO

Description

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Alabama Power Company received an operating license for the Coosa River projects in June 2013 for the following seven developments:

  1. Weiss, H. Neely Henry (Neely Henry), Logan Martin, Lay, and Bouldin developments (previously Coosa River projects)
  2. Mitchell (previously Mitchell dam project, P-82), and
  3. Jordan (previously Jordam dam project, P-618).

The Coosa River Basin drainage encompasses about 10,161 square miles in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. The Coosa River begins at the confluence of the Oostanaula and Etowah rivers in northwest Georgia, and flows 267 miles in a southerly direction to its confluence with the Tallapoosa River, forming the Alabama River.

The Coosa River Basin supports rich and diverse assemblages of aquatic species, with 147 species of fish. Additionally, it supports the most diverse collection of freshwater mollusks in the world.

Milestones

License Application Filed 07-28-2005
EA Issued 04-06-2009
License Issued 06-20-2013

Issues

21 federally listed speciesSeven dams have fragmented the once one of the most biodiverse rivers in the nation.