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Douglas Dam, Dandridge

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Douglas Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the French Broad River in Sevier County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which built the dam in record time in the early 1940s to meet emergency energy demands at the height of World War II. Douglas Dam is a straight reinforced concrete gravity-type dam 1705 feet (520 m) long and 202 feet (62 m) high, impounding the 28420acre Douglas Lake. The dam was named for Douglas Bluff, a cliff overlooking the dam site prior to construction.Location and accessThe French Broad River winds its way westward from the Appalachian Mountains, gaining considerable strength after absorbing the Pigeon River and Nolichucky River near Newport before eventually joining with the Holston River at Knoxville to form the Tennessee River. Douglas Dam is located 32mi above the mouth of the French Broad. The area is a geological border between the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains (which rise to the south) and the Appalachian Ridge-and-Valley range. The reservoir includes parts of Sevier, Jefferson, Hamblen, and Cocke counties.
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  • I wasn't impressed. The view from the upper parking lot is nice, but the rest of it was just ok. I def wouldn't go back just to see the dam.  more »
  • I do a lot of bird watching and walking. Has a great area for picnics and view of water and mountains  more »
  • Douglas Lake is a beautiful lake. My husband and I decided to drive out to the dam and take some pictures. We discovered a nice covered pavillion on a hill for viewing the lake and the dam and for pic...  more »