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Elliott Branch Campground Professional Review and Guide
"In the early 1930s, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) embarked on an enormous task: the creation of a dam system to supply low-cost power to the region, supporting a thriving river system by minimizing flood damage but maintaining maritime navigation, and stimulating economic growth in the region. To do this and do it right the TVA had to purchase more than 1 million acres of land and create 37 reservoirs in five of the seven states in the Tennessee Valley. In the late 1960s, the TVA created four new reservoirs in northwest Alabama that became known as the Bear Creek Water Control Project. Today this project is under the control and management of the Bear Creek Development Authority."
--Joe Cuhaj, Best Tent Camping: Alabama (Menasha Ridge Press).
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