Clendening Lake

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Clendening Lake
Location Harrison County, Ohio
Coordinates 40°16′7″N 81°16′36″W / 40.26861°N 81.27667°W / 40.26861; -81.27667 (Clendening Lake (Harrison County))Coordinates: 40°16′7″N 81°16′36″W / 40.26861°N 81.27667°W / 40.26861; -81.27667 (Clendening Lake (Harrison County)) reservoir;[1]
40°16′17″N 81°16′36″W / 40.27139°N 81.27667°W / 40.27139; -81.27667 (Clendening Dam (Harrison County)) dam[2]
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Brushy Fork - source
40°15′1″N 81°1′28″W / 40.25028°N 81.02444°W / 40.25028; -81.02444 (Brushy Fork - source (Harrison County))[3]
Primary outflows Brushy Fork - mouth
40°16′1″N 81°17′4″W / 40.26694°N 81.28444°W / 40.26694; -81.28444 (Brushy Fork - mouth (Harrison County)), Elevation: 860 feet (260 m)[3]
Basin countries United States
Max. length 10 miles (16 km)[1]
Surface area 1,800 acres (7.3 km2)[4]
Shore length1 43 miles (69 km)[5]
Surface elevation 898 feet (274 m)[2]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Clendening Lake is a reservoir located in Harrison County, Ohio, in the United States, formed by damming Brushy Fork, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) East of Tippecanoe.[1]

Clendening Lake in September 2009.

It is part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, which was created in 1933 to control flooding in the state of Ohio, primarily due to the Great Flood of 1913. It is known as the largest undeveloped lake in the state of Ohio, yet has on its shores: Boy Scout Summer Camp Fort Steuben Scout Reservation Clendening Marina in Freeport, Ohio and the YMCA's Camp Tippecanoe near the town of Tippecanoe, Ohio, along with a campground, playground, and picnic area. Locals to the area have said that there are still buildings under the lake's waters from a former community that existed prior to the area's flooding to create the lake.

Clendening Dam[edit]

Clendening dam is 750 feet (230 m) long, located 0.6 miles (0.97 km) East of the community of Tippecanoe with a normal water pool level of 898 feet (274 m) above sea level.[2]

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