Wolf Creek Dam

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History

 

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Travis S

 

Date added:

December 23, 2015

 

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University

 

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A

 

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4 / 853

 

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The mile long structure holds back the largest manmade reservoir east of the Mississippi. The Wolf Creek Dam was first built by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the River Harbor Act of 1946. The building of the Wolf Creek Dam was a much studied plan to develop the Cumberland River basin. Construction was then put on hold until 1950 because of World War II...
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In 1952 they built the last of the power generators. The dam was build and completed around 1952 and it prevented several hundred million dollars in flood damage. In 1968 signs of seepage problems within Wolf Creek Dam’s earthen embankments and foundation were discovered. Sinkholes started appearing and muddy water was observed in the dam’s outflow channel...
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