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Switchyard at Wilson Dam
Location : Sheffield, AL
Description : Section of one of the switchyards from which the high-tension lines carry current generated at TVA's Wilson Dam hydroelectric plant. Located near Sheffield, Alabama, 260 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee river, the dam has an authorized power installation of about 288,000 kw., which can be increased to a possible ultimate of 444,000 kw. The reservoir at the dam adds 377,000 acre-feet of water to controlled storage on the Tennessee River system.