LAKE INFORMATION & SAFETY
Gantt and Point A lakes near Gantt, Alabama, have not only offered recreational opportunities for generations, they are also an integral part of PowerSouth’s history. The Conecuh River and Patsiliga Creek flow through the lakes.
Built on the site of a former grist mill by E.L. More’s River Falls Power Company, the Gantt hydroelectric dam generated its first kilowatt in 1924. A second plant, named Point A Dam for the preferred site designated in an engineering study, began operations in 1926. After the devastating flood of 1929, which completely destroyed both dams, the dams were rebuilt as they stand today.
PowerSouth (then Alabama Electric Cooperative) purchased these facilities in 1944, as the cooperative’s first generating assets. Today, the hydroelectric power plants continue to provide reliable and economical energy for PowerSouth’s members.
For more information, contact PowerSouth at (334) 427-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.