Weiss Dam was the first dam built as a part of an Alabama Power Company construction program that further developed the Coosa River in the late 1950s and the 1960s. The facility was named after F.C. Weiss, a former chief engineer of Alabama Power.
The story of Weiss Dam and Weiss Lake began as a story of energy. It continues today as a story of flood control, recreation and economic opportunity, irrigation and drinking water, and fish and wildlife habitats. Power was just the beginning.
Weiss Reservoir Facts:
Elevation above sea level: 564 feet
Area: 30,200 acres
Shoreline: 447 miles
Length: 52 miles
Maximum depth at dam: 62 feet
Area of watershed draining into reservoir: 5,273 square miles