Eagle & Phenix Dam

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Eagle and Phenix Dam (1882-2012)
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Eagle and Phenix Dam prior to its 2012 breaching
Eagle and Phenix Dam (1882-2012) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Eagle and Phenix Dam (1882-2012)
Eagle and Phenix Dam (1882-2012)
LocationColumbus, Georgia / Phenix City, Alabama, US
Coordinates32°28′11″N 84°59′49″W / 32.4697°N 84.997°W / 32.4697; -84.997
Primary inflowsChattahoochee River
Primary outflowsChattahoochee River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area45 acres (18 ha)
Surface elevation206.7 ft (63.0 m)

The Eagle and Phenix Dam was a stone dam on the Chattahoochee River, in downtown Columbus, Georgia. The dam was built in 1882 to power the Eagle and Phenix Textile Mill.[1] It was located just south of the 13th Street Bridge which connects Columbus to Phenix City, Alabama. The dam produced a 45-acre (18 ha) run of the river reservoir that eextened approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) upstream.

The Eagle and Phenix Dam site is now owned by the City of Columbus. The dam was breached during March 2012 in order to restore natural flowing conditions. This was to create an urban whitewater park along the river.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chattahoochee Heritage Project". Auburn University. Retrieved September 14, 2016.