US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Pertinent Data

The chart below provides statistical data on the dam, powerplant and reservoir.  Visitation data can be found further down in this page.

Dale Hollow Dam Statistical Information

 DAM 
 Type Concrete-gravity
 Quantities:
 Concrete, cubic yards 573,760
 Dimensions:
 Maximum height, feet 200
 Length, feet  1,717
 Elevations (above mean sea level):
 Top of dam 678
 Top of gates 663
 Spillway crest 651
 Spillway crest gates:
 Number and type 6, tainter
 Size (width and height), feet 4 X 6
 Discharge capacity, c.f.s. 166,000
 Sluices:
 Number of conduits 4
 Size (width and height), feet 4 X 6
 Total discharge capacity, c.f.s. 6,200

 
 
 POWERPLANT
 Installation 54,000 kw in 3 units
 Rating, each generator, kilowatts 18,000
 Estimated energy output,
 average yearly, kilowatt-hours
127,000,000

 
 
 RESERVOIR
 Drainage area, square miles 935
 Area, acres:
 Top of flood-control pool (Elev. 663) 30,990
 Maximum power pool (Elev. 651) 27,700
 Minimum power pool (Elev. 631) 21,880
 Storage capacities, acre-feet:
 Flood control (below Elev. 663) 1,706,000
 Permanent Pool (below Elec. 631) 857,000
 Power drawdown (Elev. 651-631) 496,000
 Flood Control (El. 663-651) 353,000
 Length of pool at Elev. 663, river miles 61
 Length of shoreline, pool at Elev. 663, miles 620

Dale Hollow Visitation

FY Visits/
Persons
Visitor Hours Trip Spending within 30 mile radius (Millions) Direct Sales to Tourism Related Firms (Millions) Direct Personal Income (Millions) Supported Direct Jobs Total Sales (Millions) Total Personal Income (Millions) Total Jobs Average Spending Per Visit
2011 2,824,267 44,067,703 $67.54 $35.34 $12.62 641.00 $51.93 $17.92 839.00 $23.91
2010 3.027,861 47,556,435 $72.40 $37.89 $13.53 687.00 $55.67 $19.22 900.00 $23.91
2009 3.226,486 51,976,516 $77.15 $40.37 $14.42 732.00 $59.32 $20.48 959.00 $23.91
2008 3.415,891 56,422,690 $65.35 $35.66 $13.45 899.98 $46.00 $16.85 1.045.78 $19.13
2007 3,386,000 56,583,326 $64.78 $35.35 $13.33 892.08 $45.59 $16.70 1,036.60 $19.13
2006 3,390,984 56,620,861 $64.87 $35.40 $13.35 893.40 $45.66 $16.72 1,038.13 $19.13