Guntersville Dam

Guntersville Dam

Guntersville Dam is a dam in Marshall County in the U.S. state of Alabama. It impounds Guntersville Lake. It is one of nine Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dams on the Tennessee River.

Guntersville Dam is located at coord|34|25|16|N|86|23|35|W|, about 7 miles (10 km) northwest of Guntersville, Alabama. TVA began dam construction in December 1935 and completed it January 1939. The dam is convert|94|ft|m high and convert|3979|ft|m wide, and has a generating capacity of 140,400 kilowatts of electricity. TVA continues as its operator. The lake and dam received its name from the town of Guntersville, which received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter.

ee also

*Dams and reservoirs of the Tennessee River
*List of Alabama dams and reservoirs

References

*cite web | url=Gnis3|119507 | title=Guntersville Dam | work=Geographic Names Information System | publisher=United States Geological Survey | accessdate=2006-05-02
*cite web | url=http://www.tva.gov/sites/guntersville.htm | title=Guntersville Reservoir | accessdate=2006-07-22


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