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A. I. Selden Dam
Country United States
Location Hale County, Alabama
Coordinates 32°46′45″N 87°50′27″W / 32.77917°N 87.84083°W / 32.77917; -87.84083
Opening date 1958
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Concrete gravity dam
Impounds Black Warrior River
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Length 684 ft (208 m)
Creates Warrior Lake

A. I. Selden Dam is a dam in Hale County, Alabama. The concrete gravity dam was constructed in 1958 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers with a height of 71 feet (22 m) and 684 feet (208 m) long at its crest. It impounds the Black Warrior River for navigation and flood control. Named for the U.S. Representative from Alabama, Armistead I. Selden, Jr., the dam is owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers.

The riverine reservoir it creates, Warrior Lake, has a water surface of 12.2 square miles, a length of 77 miles, and has a maximum capacity of 58,650 acre-feet. Recreation includes camping, boating, fishing, hunting, and hiking, as well as seven day-use parks maintained by the Corps. Alabama's Hale County Road 38 crosses the river over the dam.

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