Norris Dam Flood Gates

Many moons ago, as in first or second grade, my 2nd grade teacher at Norris Elementary (Mrs. Ellelyn Crossno, who is still in my top 5 favorite people on the planet list), loaded our class into whatever transportation was available and took us to watch the actual lowering of the flood gates at Norris Dam. I’m a little fuzzy on the details of how it all actually transpired, but I will ALWAYS remember watching while they lowered the gates and about 3.5 million gallons of water per minute dropped into the Clinch River.

It should be going for a few more days and if you have never seen it I highly suggest you make the trip! It’s also very awesome at night, I plan to make a night trip this weekend:)

I’ve managed to witness this several more times, and it is still one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Here is an image of it from today (I did take a bit of artistic license with it, the power lines bugged me). If you like it, feel free to download a copy of it here to use as a desktop background (it is 1920X1080 pixels). If you are interested in using it for any other purpose, send me an email and we will get something worked out. Enjoy!

 

Water being released over Norris Dam into the Clinch River

Norris Dam Flood Gates

  • Norris Lake - Great photo of Norris Dam!

  • admin - Thanks! Took a while to get rid of the powerlines :)

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