Cordell Hull Lake

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Cordell Hull Lake
Location Smith / Jackson / Clay counties, Tennessee, US
Coordinates 36°17′24″N 085°56′38″W / 36.29000°N 85.94389°W / 36.29000; -85.94389Coordinates: 36°17′24″N 085°56′38″W / 36.29000°N 85.94389°W / 36.29000; -85.94389
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Cumberland River
Primary outflows Cumberland River
Catchment area 8,096 sq mi (20,970 km2)[1]
Basin countries United States
Managing agency United States Army Corps of Engineers
Built 1963—1973[2]
Max. length 72 mi (116 km)[3]
Surface area 11,960 acres (48.4 km2)[3]
Average depth 20 ft (6.1 m)[3]
Max. depth 90 ft (27 m)[3]
Water volume 310,900 acre·ft (0.3835 km3)[1]
Shore length1 381 mi (613 km)[3]
Surface elevation 504 ft (154 m)[3]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Cordell Hull Lake is a lake in the Cumberland River in north-central Tennessee, about forty miles east of Nashville, in the vicinity of Carthage. It covers approximately 12,000 acres (49 km2).

Cordell Hull Dam impounding the Cumberland River was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers between May 1963 and November 1973 for navigation, hydroelectric power generation, and recreation.[4] The dam is concrete and earthen gravity structure, 87 feet high (above streambed), with a generator capacity of 100 megawatts.[5] It impounds 259,100 acre feet (0.3196 km3) at normal maximum pool, with a maximum flood storage of 310,900 acre feet (0.3835 km3).

Both are named for Cordell Hull, former United States Secretary of State.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Inventory of Dams". U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved Sep 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Lake History". Cordell Hull Lake. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved Sep 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Frequently Asked Questions". Cordell Hull Lake. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved Sep 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/cor/rec/history.htm
  5. ^ http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/op/cor/rec/stats.htm

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