Hiwassee Dam – Murphy NC

City:
Murphy, NC

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities, Lakes and Ponds, Dams, Electricity

New Deal Agencies:
Conservation and Public Lands, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)

Started:
1936

Completed:
1940

Description

“Hiwassee Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Hiwassee River in Cherokee County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is one of three dams on the river owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, which built the dam in the late 1930s to bring flood control and electricity to the region. The dam impounds the Hiwassee Lake of 6,000 acres, and its tailwaters are part of Apalachia Lake. At 307 feet, Hiwassee Dam is the third highest dam in the TVA system, behind only Fontana and Watauga.” (Wikipedia)

Source notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiwassee_Dam

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

Location Info


Hiwassee Dam
Murphy, NC

Coordinates: 35.151440, -84.177804

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