John H. Kerr Dam
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John H. Kerr Dam at 144 feet (43 meters) in height and 2,785 feet (848 m) in length impounds the Roanoke River. The project was completed in 1953 with the primary functions of controlling flood water and producing hydroelectric power. The lake created by the dam is known variously as Buggs Island Lake, Lake Gaston and Kerr Reservoir. This view is in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has information on the dam specifications and on recreational usage of the area; there is also a picture gallery at www.saw.usace.army.mil/jhkerr/index.htm
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