Coleman Falls Dam

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Coleman Falls Dam
Coleman Falls Dam is located in Virginia
Coleman Falls Dam
Location of Coleman Falls Dam in Virginia
Location Bedford County, Virginia / Amherst County, Virginia, U.S.
Coordinates 37°30′8.55″N 79°17′59.90″W / 37.5023750°N 79.2999722°W / 37.5023750; -79.2999722Coordinates: 37°30′8.55″N 79°17′59.90″W / 37.5023750°N 79.2999722°W / 37.5023750; -79.2999722
Purpose Hydroelectric, Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Pond
Status In use
Opening date 1851
Owner(s) Georgia Pacific Corporation
Operator(s) Georgia Pacific Corporation
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity
Impounds James River
Height 20 ft (6.1 m)
Length 562 ft (171 m)
Power Station
Operator(s) Georgia Pacific Corporation
Hydraulic head 18 ft (5.5 m)

The Coleman Falls Dam is a hydroelectric generation facility on the James River near the community of Coleman Falls, Virginia. The project includes a gravity dam spanning the left side of river and a power house on the right bank which contain hydroelectric generation equipment.[1][2]

The dam is located upstream of the smaller Holcomb Rock Dam.


  1. ^ US Army Corps of Engineers National Inventory of Dams, NIDID VA00903
  2. ^ Dam Safety Inspection Report for Coleman Falls Company, LLC' s Coleman Falls Project-5456 for the period 7/31/08-12/20/10. FERC Ascension Number 20110214-5028. FERC Project Number P-5456. February 14, 2011.
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