Smith Mountain Dam and Lake

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The construction of a dam in the gap of Smith Mountain in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, had been considered as early as the 1920s. However, the dam's construction did not begin until 1960. Smith Mountain Dam closed the gap completely in 1963, and Smith Mountain Lake began to fill and form behind it. The hydroelectric dam consists of 175,000 cubic yards of concrete and has the capacity to generate 605 megawatts of electricity for up to 11 hours. Smith Mountain Dam is part of a two-dam system on the Roanoke River, and its ...

Smith Mountain Dam and Lake 2015, Arcadia Publishing (SC)

ISBN-13: 9781467122658

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Smith Mountain Dam and Lake 2015, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531673949

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