Watts Bar/Saddle Dam No. 1 (Watts Bar Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Watts Bar/Saddle Dam No. 1
Other Name: WATTS BAR LAKE
NID ID: TN12102
Longitude: -84.78333
Latitude: 35.62
County: MEIGS; RHEA
River: TENNESSEE RIVER
State: TN
Nearest City: Old Washington
Distance: 12.00 miles
Owner Name: TVA
Owner Type: Federal
Dam Designer: TVA
Private Dam? No
Dam Type: Earth
Core: Core (Position)
Earth (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RS
Purposes: Flood Control
Year Completed: 1942
Dam Length: 1400 feet
Structural Height: 7 feet
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2011-08-09
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
Spillway Type: None
Spillway Width: 0 feet
Outlet Gates: X
Volume of Dam: 17609 cubic yards
Federal Funding Agency: WATTS BAR LAKE
Federal Design Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Construction Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Regulatory Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Inspection Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Operating Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Owner (Agency): Tennessee Valley Authority
Source Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority

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