Waterway: Coosa R
License issued: 6/20/2013
License expires: 5/31/2043
Mitchell is one of three other projects, Alabama Power Company received an operating license for in June 2013. This development has now been rolled under the Coosa River Projects (P-2146).
The other two are Coosa River Project (P-2146) and Jordan Dam project (P-618). The projects have a total combined capacity of 960.9 MW. The projects are located in Cherokee, Etowah, Calhoun, St. Clair, Talladega, Shelby, Coosa, Chilton, and Elmore counties, Alabama, and Floyd County, Georgia.
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.