Fontana Dam – Fontana Dam NC

Description

“Fontana Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Little Tennessee River in Swain and Graham counties, North Carolina, United States. The dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which built the dam in the early 1940s to accommodate the skyrocketing electricity demands in the Tennessee Valley at the height of World War II. At 480 feet high, Fontana is the tallest dam in the Eastern United States, and at the time of its construction, it was the fourth tallest dam in the world.” (Wikipedia)

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Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 21, 2015.

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Location Info


Fontana Dam
Fontana Dam, NC

Coordinates: 35.452613, -83.804404

One comment on “Fontana Dam – Fontana Dam NC

  1. Reggie Walls

    My grandfather and my dad work on that dam to help build it . My dad , Dred V Walls was swung on a Bozeman chair with a jack hammer to drill the holes for blowing the spill ways to divert the river to be able to build the foundation for the dam

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