The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Alabama Power to build a generating plant at Holt Lock and Dam nearly 40 years ago. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns the dam, while Alabama Power owns and maintains the generating plant. The plant marked the final phase of Alabama Power’s hydroelectric development of the Black Warrior River. The powerhouse and dam were named for the nearby Holt community.

 The story of Holt Lock and Dam began as a story of transportation and navigation. It continues today as a story of flood control, recreation and economic opportunity, irrigation and drinking water, and fish and wildlife habitats. Transportation was just the beginning.

Holt Reservoir Facts:
Elevation above sea level: 187 feet
Area: 3,296 acres