Norris Dam


Stock #: 36074
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Norris Dam
State: Tennessee (TN)
Publisher: Asheville Post Card Co.
Postmark: 1948
PM City: Lakota
PM State: IA
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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TVA project on the Clinch River in northeast Tennessee, now does its part in flood control. The three steel drum gates in the top of the spillway section are capable of raising the level of the reservoir a total of 14 feet, and when the water reaches the top the lake contains approximately 2,500,000 acre feet. This dam, 265 feet high and 1,860 feet long, helps control seasonal floods, aids navigation on the Tennessee River in months of Low flow and provides for production of electric power.

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