Morgan Falls Dam - Atlanta, Ga
Posted by: Lat34North
N 33° 58.091 W 084° 23.000
16S E 741765 N 3761713
Quick Description: Morgan Falls Dam is a small hydroelectric dam located along the Chattahoochee River at the southern end of Roswell, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2007 5:25:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM1Z0Z
Morgan Falls Dam is a small hydroelectric dam located on the Chattahoochee River at the south of Roswell, Georgia, in north metro Atlanta. The dam was originally constructed in 1904 by Georgia Power to provide electricity for Atlanta's streetcars, it now provides enough power for about 4400 homes. The dam is 1031 feet long, and 56 feet tall, and holds back Bull Sluice Lake.
The 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is available for raft, canoe, kayak, motor boat and other small boat use year round. Jet skis are not allowed at any time. The river stays a cool temperature year-round, rarely getting warmer than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The river within the park is open for boating from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. Night boating is not allowed.
Waterway where the dam is located: Chattahoochee River
Main use of the Water Dam: Hydroelectric Power Production
Material used in the structure: masonry
Height of Dam: 56
Fishing Allowed: yes
Motor Sports Allowed: yes
Date built: Not listed
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