Melton Hill Dam

Design plan for Melton Hill Dam, c. 1960

Hydroelectric dam on the Clinch River just south of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States.

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Freels Farm Mounds

Archaeological site and burial mound of the Woodland cultural period located on the Oak Ridge Reservation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Freel farm mound site drawing.
Freel farm mound floor.
Freel farm mound stone circle.

The site is currently inundated by Melton Hill Lake.

Tennessee State Route 170

State highway in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

It then immediately crosses over a long, tall, and narrow bridge over the Clinch River/Melton Hill Lake, entering Claxton and passing by the Bull Run Steam Plant.

List of dams and reservoirs in the United States

Partial list of dams and reservoirs in the United States.

The nearly 8100 major dams in the United States in 2006. The National Inventory of Dams defines a major dam as being 50 ft tall with a storage capacity of at least 5000 acre.ft, or of any height with a storage capacity of 25000 acre.ft.

Melton Hill DamMelton Hill Lake; on the Clinch River; finished in 1963 by the TVA

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Re-enactment of the Battle of Bean's Station in Bean Station
Millworkers in Chattanooga, photographed by Lewis Wickes Hine in 1910
Engineering plans for Norris Dam in Anderson County, which was the first project completed by the TVA in 1936
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Musicians performing on the streets of Maynardville, circa 1935
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Melton Hill and Nickajack were added in the 1960s, and the last, Tellico Dam, was completed in 1979 after a contentious five-year legal battle with environmentalists.

Watts Bar Dam

Hydroelectric dam on the Tennessee River in Meigs and Rhea counties in Tennessee, United States.

TVA's design plan for Watts Bar Dam, circa 1939
Workers test a turbine shaft at Watts Bar, June 1942
Earl M. Qualls, car dumper operator at Watts Bar, in June 1942. This image was distributed by the Office of War information to demonstrate the importance of the dam's electricity as well as the contribution of African-Americans to the war effort.

In addition to its main Tennessee River channel, Watts Bar Lake is navigable across the lower 23 mi of the Clinch River (up to Melton Hill Dam) and the lower 12 mi of the Emory River.

List of dams and reservoirs of the Tennessee River

The Tennessee Valley Authority operates the Tennessee River system to provide a wide range of public benefits: year-round navigation, flood damage reduction, affordable electricity, improved water quality and water supply, recreation, and economic growth.

TVA poster at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Melton Hill Dam on the Clinch River forms Melton Hill Reservoir