Wheeler Dam

Wheeler Dam

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

Wheeler Dam is located at coord|34|48|25|N|87|22|55|W|, about 7 miles (11 km) west of Rogersville. TVA began dam construction in 1933 and completed it 1936. It is 6,342 ft (1,934 m) long and 72 ft (22 m) high. Its electrical generating capacity is 411,800 kilowatts. It has two locks for river traffic. TVA continues as its operator. The lake and dam are named for General Joseph "Joe" Wheeler.

The dam also carries State Route 101.

ee also

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

References

*cite web | url=Gnis3|153956 | title=Wheeler Dam | work=Geographic Names Information System | publisher=United States Geological Survey | accessdate=2006-05-02 Crossings navbox
structure = Crossings
place = Tennessee River
bridge = Wheeler Dam
bridge signs =
upstream = Norfolk Southern Tennessee River Bridge
upstream signs =
downstream = Wilson Dam
downstream signs =


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