Residents to Clean Lake Jordan Shoreline, Says Alabama Power
What: The Lake Jordan Home Owners and Boat Owners Association is partnering with Alabama Power to sponsor a lake clean-up as part of the 2001 "Renew the Coosa" event. The 2000 clean-up included more than 16 private boats and more than 65 volunteers. When: Saturday, April 28, 8 a.m. to 12 noon Where: Lake Jordan residents clean up their own shoreline and property area. The clean-up will be coordinated Saturday from Bonner's Point. Materials: Participants should bring rakes and boats if needed. Alabama Power will provide trash bags, disposable gloves and T-shirts for all workers and a banner for each working boat. Alabama Power personnel will also patrol the lake, using barges to collect debris. Call the contact listed below for information about the nearest location to get materials. Disposal Locations: Trash dumpsters will be provided at the following locations. Bonner's Point Lake Jordan Marina Picnic: 8 a.m. - 12 noon at Bonner's Point -- free T-shirts for volunteers. Contact: For more information, contact Barbara Dreyer at (334) 567-7551 Background on Lake Jordan: Construction Started June 15, 1926 In-service date: December 31, 1928 Each generator rates 25,000 kilowatts. Total generating capacity: 100,000 kilowatts Dam: Type: Gravity concrete Length: 2,066 feet Maximum height: 125 feet Reservoir: Elevation above sea level: 252 feet Area: 6,800 acres Shoreline: 118 miles Length: 18.4 miles Maximum depth at dam: 110 feet Area of watershed draining into reservoir: 10,165 square miles History:
When Jordan Dam was built, it was the largest power project undertaken by private capital in the South. Jordan Dam was named in honor of the brothers Reuben and Sidney Mitchell, who played an important part in the early development of Alabama Power. Since there was already a Mitchell Dam, named in honor of Alabama Power Company Present James Mitchell (no relation), the brothers chose to name the dam after their mother's maiden name.
Alabama Power provides affordable, reliable electric service to 1.3 million customers in the lower two-thirds of Alabama. Alabama Power owns and operates a total of 22 electric generating plants. Alabama Power is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company
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PRNewswire -- April 26
SOURCE: Alabama Power