Walter Bouldin Dam was the last dam built as part of an Alabama Power project that developed the Coosa River. Bouldin Dam has the largest generating capacity of Alabama Power’s 14 hydro facilities. It is unusual in design because it was built on a canal. Some people refer to it as the “plant built in a cornfield.”

The story of Walter Bouldin Dam began as a story of energy. It continues today as a story of flood control, recreation and economic opportunity, irrigation and drinking water, and fish and wildlife habitats. Power was just the beginning.

Walter Bouldin Reservoir Facts:
Elevation above sea level: 252 feet
Area: 6,800 acres
Shoreline: 118 miles
Length (for bay only): 3 miles
Maximum depth at dam: 52 feet
Area of watershed draining into reservoir: 10,165 square miles