Coosa Project, Coosa River, Alabama

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License SummariesSoutheastPublished   6/1/2015

The Coosa River projects encompass the following seven developments:

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

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