Hoover Dam - Westerville, Ohio
Posted by: Mr. 0
N 40° 06.485 W 082° 52.854
17T E 339695 N 4441448
Quick Description: Much smaller and less famous than its similarly named counterpart on the Colorado River. Located just outside of Westerville, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2007 5:10:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM1Y18
This dam blocks the Big Walnut Creek forming the Hoover Memorial Reservoir. The reservoir creates a water source for the city of Columbus, and also provides much recreation. Several parks line the reservoir, where wildlife is abundant. Fishing and boating (with a 6hp restriction) are permitted on the reservoir, with several boat ramps and fishing access areas. The water in the reservoir remains the coldest among the other two nearby reservoirs. It is typically in the high 60's to low 70's (f) in the middle of summer.
The dam itself is open for visitors to walk across. Many times you will see local high school sports people running up and down the stairs here. Near the dam is a disc golf course, and several nature trails to enjoy as well.