Alcoa-Yadkin is proud to have been a part of the Yadkin River Valley community for nearly a century, managing the union of water and power.
Alcoa-Yadkin manages the dams and water resources that extend along a 38-mile stretch of the Yadkin River known as the Yadkin Project. The management of four reservoirs – High Rock, Tuckertown, Narrows (Badin Lake) and Falls – extends far beyond power production to providing public and private recreation opportunities, environmental and historic preservation, community water supply needs, downstream user water needs and flood control. We’re committed to balancing environmental and other important interests while preserving the Yadkin Project as a source of economic, environmentally-friendly power.
One of North Carolina’s premier natural resources, the Yadkin River rises from a spring at Blowing Rock in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It then flows through North and South Carolina and eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean throughout Winyah Bay in South Carolina. Just south of the Falls Dam, the Uwharrie River flows into the Yadkin, and from that point on, the river is known as the Pee Dee.