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Philpott Reservoir, located in Virginia, was constructed in 1948 by the Army Corps of Engineers for hydroelectric power production, flood control, and water supply purposes. The reservoir's primary source of water is Smith River, while Snowpack also contributes to the surface flow. The dam has a capacity of 2.5 billion gallons of water and provides irrigation water for 22,000 acres of farmland in the region. It also offers recreational activities such as fishing, boating, camping, and hiking, making it a popular tourist destination. The area around Philpott Reservoir has numerous parks and trails, including Philpott Lake Park, Fairystone State Park, and the Smith River Trail System. The dam and reservoir provide an essential source of water and power for the region, while also serving as a major recreational and agricultural resource.

May 28, 2024







Lake Or Reservoir Water Surface Elevation Above Ngvd 1929, Ft 24hr Change 0%
Percent of Normal 100%
Minimum 961.43 ft
Maximum 985.26 ft
Average 975 ft
Hydraulic_Height 218
Drainage_Area 212
Year_Completed 1953
Nid_Storage 318300
Hazard_Potential High
Structural_Height 220
River_Or_Stream SMITH RIVER
Foundations Rock
Surface_Area 2880
Outlet_Gates Slide (sluice gate) - 0
Dam_Length 920
Primary_Dam_Type Gravity
Nid_Height 220

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