Weiss Dam Facts:
In-service date: 06/05/1961
Capacity: 3 generators, rating 29,250 kilowatts each
Type: Gravity concrete and earth fill
Length of concrete: 392 feet
Length of earth dikes: 30,406 feet
DeKalb-Cherokee Counties Gas District was formed in 1954 by the cities of Fort Payne, Collinsville and Centre, Alabama. The district, located in Northeast Alabama, is governed by a nine-member board.
Using power purchased from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), we provide electricity to almost 22,000 meters throughout portions of Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, Etowah and Calhoun Counties. Cherokee
Alabama Power works to meet the needs of individual, industrial and organizational stakeholders by permitting shoreline structures and promoting best shoreline management practices.