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Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County, Georgia is an important county in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Home to over 900,000 individuals, Gwinnett serves as a major hub for education, technology, and finance for both the city of Atlanta and the entire state of Georgia. The county features several attractions such as Stone Mountain Park and the Mall of Georgia, offering its residents plentiful entertainment options within their own backyard. Its strong industries in technology, bio-science, e-commerce and higher educa

Dams to Explore in Gwinnett County

Buford Dam

Buford Dam is located in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and is part of the Lake Sidney Lanier Reservoir. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s, the dam spans approximately 1.1 miles of water. It serves as a key source of hydroelectric power for Georgia today – which stands at more than 3 billion kilowatt-hours per year – along with regulating water levels throughout the lake and providing recreational activities for Gwinnett County citizens.

Map of Dams to explore in Gwinnett County