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Jim Woodruff Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Apalachicola River, about 1,000 feet (300 m) south of that river's origin at the confluence of the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers.

Jim Woodruff Dam
USACE Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam.jpg
Aerial view of Jim Woodruff Dam in 1999 (by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Official nameJim Woodruff Dam
LocationGadsden and Jackson counties, Florida / Decatur County, Georgia, USA
Coordinates30°42′31″N 84°51′51″W / 30.70861°N 84.86417°W / 30.70861; -84.86417Coordinates: 30°42′31″N 84°51′51″W / 30.70861°N 84.86417°W / 30.70861; -84.86417
Construction beganabout 1947
Opening date1957
Operator(s)U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsChattahoochee, and Flint Rivers
Reservoir
CreatesLake Seminole
Surface area58.6 square miles (152 km2)
The dam, photographed from US90

The dam impounds Lake Seminole on the common border of Florida and Georgia. The dam is named in honor of James W. Woodruff, Sr., a Georgia businessman who spearheaded the development of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Project.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.anniemayhem.com/portfolio/jimwoodruffdam.html Jim Woodruff Dam
  2. ^ http://www.eosnap.com/?tag=jim-woodruff-lock-and-dam Shoreline of Florida's Pan-Handle, Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam