Lake Glenville

NORTH CAROLINA


Lake Level
97.24 FEET
6/25/2017
Full Pool: 3,491.0
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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies

EPA

Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/16/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Water Resources Outlook (March 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/6/2017

Water Resources Outlook (March

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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Water Resources Outlook (January 2017)

Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 1/27/2017

We examine the water resouces outlook for the southeast U.S. as of January 2017

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• River: West Fork Tuckasegee River
• Length: 26 Miles
• Surface Area: 1,470 Acres
• Volume: 72,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 37 Square Miles
• Maximum Depth: 120 feet
Lake Glenville is a reservoir located just 8 miles from Cashiers, North Carolina. It was formed by the damming of the west fork of the Tuckasegee River in 1941. Between 1951 and 2002, it was officially known as "Thorpe Reservoir" after J. E. S. Thorpe, Nantahala Power's first president. It is still listed as such on many maps. The lake bottom plunges as steeply as the mountains that meet the shore. The depth a short distance from the water’s edge may register 80 feet (24 m) or more. The lake also has 26 miles (42 km) of shoreline and the highest elevation of any lake east of the Mississippi.

During World War II, ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America) needed more electricity to make aluminum for the war effort. In June 1940, Nantahala Power and Light, then owned by ALCOA, began constructing a dam on the west fork of the Tuckasegee River at Onion Falls. They completed it in late 1941, filling a new lake called Thorpe Reservoir or Lake Glenville. It encompassed the entire valley north of Cashiers, flooding the town of Glenville including schools, homes, businesses, and farmlands to a depth of 300 feet.
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