R.E. "Bob" Woodruff Lake

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R.E. "Bob" Woodruff Lake
USACE Robert F Henry Lock and Dam.jpg
Aerial view of the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam and R.E. "Bob" Woodruff Reservoir
Location Autauga, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Elmore counties, Alabama
Coordinates 32°19′35″N 86°46′57″W / 32.32639°N 86.78250°W / 32.32639; -86.78250Coordinates: 32°19′35″N 86°46′57″W / 32.32639°N 86.78250°W / 32.32639; -86.78250
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Coosa River
Primary outflows Alabama River
Basin countries United States

R.E. "Bob" Woodruff Lake is a lake on the Alabama River in central Alabama. Woodruff Lake stretches along 80 miles (130 km) of the Alabama River and has an area of about 20 square miles.[1]

Woodruff Lake was made possible through the construction of the Robert F. Henry Lock and Dam which was completed in 1975.[2] The dam backs up the river to a minimum depth of nine feet from the upper end of the William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir to the Alabama Power Company's Walter Bouldin Dam on the Coosa River. The dam's power plant produces enough electricity to serve approximately 45,000 homes.[1]

The lake's level varies little, making it an ideal location for outdoor activities. The lake provides for fishing, boating, water skiing, picnicking, camping, swimming, and hiking. The parks at the lake have beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, and boat ramps.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c "R.E. "Bob" Woodruff Lake". U.S. Army Corps of Engineers', Alabama River Lakes. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. ^ GNIS Detail - R E 'Bob' Woodruff Reservoir. United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Woodruff Lake". GO-ALABAMA.COM. Retrieved 2009-09-21.