Norris Dam

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Type:
Linen
Stamp:
1C
Postmark/Cancel:
1948
Lakota, IA
Size:
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
Stock #:
36074

Description:

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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