Howell Heflin Lock and Dam

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Howell Heflin Lock and Dam
USACE Howell Heflin Lock and Dam.jpg
Aerial view of Howell Heflin Lock and dam on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The lock is visible in the foreground on a straightened and channelized section of the waterway. The dam (visible at top) is located on the original meandering path of the Tombigbee River.
Coordinates32°50′12.86″N 88°8′8.73″W / 32.8369056°N 88.1357583°W / 32.8369056; -88.1357583

The Howell Heflin Lock and Dam, formerly Gainesville Lock and Dam, is one of four lock and dam structures on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway that generally lie along the original course of the Tombigbee River. It is located near Gainesville, Alabama, and impounds Gainesville Lake. It is named for Howell Heflin, a former United States Senator from Alabama.[1]

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  1. ^ "About the Tenn-Tom Waterway: Waterway Description and Components". Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority. 2009-11-26. Archived from the original on 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-11-26.