French Landing Dam
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
N 42° 12.896 W 083° 26.421
17T E 298571 N 4676523
Quick Description: The French Landing Dam is on the East end of Belleville Lake. The construction of the Edison Dam site and powerhouse began in early summer, 1924, and continued through to March of 1925, thus changing the Huron Valley into Belleville Lake.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2007 5:34:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM1VHW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member NFreitas
Views: 73

Long Description:
The nearby historical marker states:

"In 1910, the Eastern Michigan Edison Company, now the Detroit Edison Company, purchased most of the Van Buren Township land along the Huron River for a Hydroelectric plant. The French Landing powerhouse and dam were completed in 1924-1925. The dam, the largest and last in a series of five constructed on the Huron River, created Belleville Lake with its miles of beautiful residential and recreational lakefront lots."

From the following website (visit link) we learn:
"French Landing Dam is on the Huron River in Wayne County, Michigan and is used for hydroelectric power and recreation purposes. Construction was completed in 1924. It has a normal surface area of 2 square miles. It is owned by Weisenberger Mills.

French Landing is of earthen construction, a gravity dam. The core is homogeneous, earth. The foundation is soil. Its height is 38 feet with a length of 890 feet. Maximum discharge is 23000 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 25000 acre feet. Normal storage is 17780 acre feet. It drains an area of 833 square miles."

Waterway where the dam is located: Huron River

Main use of the Water Dam: Hydroelectric Power Production

Material used in the structure: masonry

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: yes

Height of Dam: Not listed

Date built: Not listed

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