South Holston Dam (South Holston Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: South Holston
Other Name: SOUTH HOLSTON LAKE
NID ID: TN16305
Longitude: -82.085
Latitude: 36.523
County: SULLIVAN
River: SOUTH FORK HOLSTON RIVER
State: TN
Nearest City: Bluff City
Distance: 15.00 miles
Owner Name: TVA
Owner Type: Federal
Dam Designer: TVA
Private Dam? No
Core: Core (Position)
Earth (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Flood Control
Year Completed: 1950
Dam Length: 1600 feet
Dam Height: 285 feet
Structural Height: 285 feet
Hydraulic Height: 275 feet
Maximum Discharge: 114000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 890367 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 658356 acre-feet
Surface Area: 7600 acres
Drainage Area: 703 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2009-07-31
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
State Regulating Agency: NONE
Spillway Type: Uncontrolled
Spillway Width: 385 feet
Outlet Gates: U;S;V
Volume of Dam: 5897440 cubic yards
Federal Funding Agency: SOUTH HOLSTON LAKE
Federal Design Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Construction Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
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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