Eagle & Phenix P-2655

General information

Waterway  Chattahoochee River
Current status   Removed 
Type of facility Conventional Hydro
Mode of hydropower generation Run-of-river
Type of permit FERC License
Year built 1868
Year retired 2011
Year removed 2012

FERC information

FERC docket # P-2655

Ownership and operation

Owner Matthew D. Swift WC Bradley Co.
Transmission or distribution system owner Georgia Power Co

The Eagle and Phenix Dam was a stone dam on the Chattahoochee River, in downtown Columbus, Georgia. The dam was built in 1882 to power the Eagle and Phenix Textile Mill.[1] It was located just south of the 13th Street Bridge which connects Columbus to Phenix City, Alabama. The dam produced a 45-acre (18 ha) run of the river reservoir that eextened approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) upstream.

The Eagle and Phenix Dam site is now owned by the City of Columbus. The dam was breached during March 2012 in order to restore natural flowing conditions. This was to create an urban whitewater park along the river.

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