Hoover Dam (Ohio)

Hoover Dam (Ohio)

Hoover Dam (Ohio)

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Hoover Dam, in Blendon Township, near Westerville, Ohio, dams the Big Walnut Creek to form the Hoover Memorial Reservoir. This reservoir is a major water source for the city of Columbus, Ohio. It holds 20.8 billion gallons of water and has a surface area of , or about five square miles. At less than a hundred feet high, the dam is, however, much smaller than the better-known Hoover Dam on the Colorado River.

The dam was dedicated in 1955. It was named for two brothers, Charles P. Hoover and Clarence B. Hoover, to honor their careers with the City of Columbus Waterworks.

Construction facts: Quantity of concrete: approximately 180,000 cubic yards; Quantity of earth fill: approximately 600,000 cubic yards; Length of spillway: ; Length of dam: ; Maximum height of dam: approximately above stream bed; Uncontrolled spillway elevation: mean sea level; Top of dam elevation: mean sea level.


External links

  • - a semi-informative treatise on the wonders of kayaking at the Central Ohio Reservoir, complete with pictures and interactive maps leading to boat ramps.
  • - information about fishing at Hoover Reservoir

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