-- The dam is 175 feet high and stretches 6,760 feet, or well over a mile, from one end to the other.
-- In a year with normal rainfall, the water level in Cherokee Reservoir varies about 30 feet from summer to winter to provide seasonal flood storage.
-- Cherokee has a flood-storage capacity of 749,400 acre-feet.
-- Cherokee Dam is a hydroelectric facility. It has four generating units with a summer net dependable capacity of 122 megawatts. Net dependable capacity is the amount of power a hydroelectric dam can produce on an average day, minus the electricity used by the dam itself.
Cherokee Dam, located on the Holston River in East Tennessee, began generating electricity 80 years ago!This WWII-era dam does more than provide low-cost, renewable energy; it provides flood control, recreation, water supply, and much more.Learn more http://tva.me/w0wx50ITqIC
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