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Tallapoosa River

Length: 268 miles (431 kilometers)

Tallapoosa (tal-uh-POO-suh) - Rises in northwest Georgia; flows southwest through east Alabama, joining the Coosa River near Montgomery, Alabama to form the Alabama River.

The Tallapoosa River runs 265 miles from the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains in Georgia, in the United States, southward and westward into Alabama. It is formed by the confluence of McClendon Creek and Mud Creek in Paulding County, Georgia. Lake Martin at Alexander City, Alabama is a large and popular water recreation area formed by a dam...

The lake was created by the flooding of the plains behind the Harris Dam, which began construction on November 1, 1974. The last part of construction of the dam ended on April 20, 1983. There are many recreational attractions on Lake Wedowee such as boating, swimming, fishing and camping. Fishing brings the most attraction to the lake. It is kn...
    Full Pool: 793.0 MSL     Area: 10,660 Acres      Printed Lake Wedowee Map

Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed ...
    Full Pool: 491.0 MSL     Area: 41,150 Acres      Printed Lake Martin Map

Yates and Thurlow Reservoirs are located in east central Alabama about 30 miles northeast of Montgomery. These are small reservoirs, relative to other Alabama Power Company impoundments. Yates Reservoir covers 1,980-acres and is located immediately downstream from the much larger Lake Martin. Just downstream from Yates Reservoir is the 585-acre T...
    Full Pool: 344.0 Martin Datum     Area: 1,980 Acres      Printed Yates Lake Map

Thurlow Reservoir, also known as Lake Tallassee, is located in east central Alabama about 30 miles northeast of Montgomery in the City of Tallassee. Thurlow is the smallest reservoir (585 acres) in the chain of Alabama Power Company impoundments and is just downstream from the somewhat larger Yates Reservoir. Below Thurlow Dam; the Tallapoosa River...
    Full Pool: 288.8 Martin Datum     Area: 585 Acres      Printed Thurlow Lake Map

Outflows of the Tallapoosa River
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