[Construction of Old Hickory Dam]

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Creation: 1952

The construction of Old Hickory Dam occurred between 1952 and 1957. Old Hickory Dam was named after President Andrew Jackson. Old Hickory Lake is impounded by this dam. This photo is a view of the dewatered powerhouse coffer with water pouring through the sluice gate (the water channel is controlled by this type of gate on the dam) at the right. The dam is a run-of-river hydroelectric dam. Flooding in 2010 required the USACE to open this dam and relieve 212,260 cubic feet per second of water, compared to normal drainage which is 32,000 cubic feet per second.

Title

[Construction of Old Hickory Dam]

Date

Creation: 1952

Description

The construction of Old Hickory Dam occurred between 1952 and 1957. Old Hickory Dam was named after President Andrew Jackson. Old Hickory Lake is impounded by this dam. This photo is a view of the dewatered powerhouse coffer with water pouring through the sluice gate (the water channel is controlled by this type of gate on the dam) at the right. The dam is a run-of-river hydroelectric dam. Flooding in 2010 required the USACE to open this dam and relieve 212,260 cubic feet per second of water, compared to normal drainage which is 32,000 cubic feet per second.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

Item on loan from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, Library

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/51483.jpg

Citation

“[Construction of Old Hickory Dam],” Gallery, accessed July 11, 2020, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1034.