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Boone Reservoir

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Boone Reservoir is located on the South Fork Holston River in northeast Tennessee. The reservoir is named for frontiersman Daniel Boone, who played a major role in the history of the area.

Boone Reservoir is managed for a number of purposes, including power production, flood damage reduction, water supply, water quality, and aquatic ecology.

The reservoir features a swimming area above the dam and a boat ramp with a courtesy pier for safe, convenient boat launching and retrieval. Water skiing and fishing are popular pastimes at Boone.

More information on Boone Reservoir

Operating guide

Daily reservoir operation information

Sportfish survey results

Sportfish ratings

Ecological health ratings

Tailwater improvements

Recreation facilities

 

Boone:
Facts & Figures

Construction of Boone Dam began in 1950 and was completed in 1952.

The dam is 160 feet high and stretches 1,697 feet across the South Fork Holston River.

In a year with normal rainfall, the water level in Boone Reservoir varies about 25 feet from summer to winter to provide seasonal flood storage.

The reservoir has a flood-storage capacity of 75,800 acre-feet.

Boone Dam is a hydroelectric facility. It has three generating units with a net dependable capacity of 89 megawatts. Net dependable capacity is the amount of power a hydroelectric dam can produce on an average day, minus the electricity used by the dam itself.

           
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