Great Falls Dam (Great Falls Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Great Falls
Other Name: GREAT FALLS LAKE
NID ID: TN17704
Longitude: -85.63167
Latitude: 35.80667
County: WARREN; WHITE
River: CANEY FORK RIVER
State: TN
Nearest City: Carthage
Distance: 92.00 miles
Owner Name: TVA
Owner Type: Federal
Dam Designer: TN ELECTRIC POWER
Private Dam? No
Core: Homogeneous Dam (Position)
Concrete (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Hydroelectric
Year Completed: 1916
Year Modified/Mod Type: 1925S; 1989S
Dam Length: 800 feet
Structural Height: 92 feet
Hydraulic Height: 78 feet
Maximum Discharge: 162500 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 64800 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 39660 acre-feet
Surface Area: 1830 acres
Drainage Area: 1675 square miles
Hazard Potential: Significant
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2010-07-22
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
State Regulating Agency: NONE
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 450 feet
Outlet Gates: T
Federal Funding Agency: GREAT FALLS LAKE
Federal Regulatory Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Inspection Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Operating Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Owner (Agency): Tennessee Valley Authority
Source Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority

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