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Category: Hydrofest Timeline


Guntersville Dam, the largest project to date in Marshall County history at a cost of $51 million was completed. To date, the dam generates 140,400 kilowatts of electricity and stands 94 feet high and 3,979 feet wide. To celebrate the completion of the project, city officials in Guntersville hosted a boat race that brought more than 50,000 spec...

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The waterway now recognized as Lake Guntersville was mostly forest and farm lands. When the federal government approved the building of Guntersville Dam on the Tennessee River, 1,182 families had to relocate because their homes and farms were sitting in the middle of land slated to be flooded. At the completion of the 5-year project, 110,145 acres...

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