Fort Patrick Henry TVA dam - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 29.980 W 082° 30.514
17S E 364894 N 4040429
Quick Description: Fort Patrick Henry dam can be seen from TN36/Fort Henry Drive
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 7:36:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM4PJ1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
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Long Description:
Fort Patrick Henry is named after the colonial fort that was established nearby at the site of present-day Kingsport, Tennessee. The dam was built primarily for hydropower, but it is also used to regulate the flow of water downstream to ensure a reliable supply of water for local industry (Eastman Chemical Company) and for cooling water at TVA’s John Sevier Fossil Plant. The dam is run from a control room over at Boone Dam, north of Gray, TN.

There is an overlook with a few picnic tables and restrooms at the coordinates.

Fort Patrick Henry lake is a popular site for fishing, particularly rainbow trout, bluegill, bass, and crappie. Warrior’s Path State Park (Waymark WM4PHF) is located on the reservoir.

Link to the TVA information website (visit link)
Recommend checking the discharge flows as downstream river can rise and fall very rapidly.

GC15WW8 is an earthcache for this dam.
Waterway where the dam is located: South Fork Holston River

Main use of the Water Dam: Hydroelectric Power Production

Material used in the structure: Concrete

Height of Dam: 95

Date built: 07/01/1953

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: yes

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