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Hoover Dam, Westerville

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Hoover Dam, in Blendon Township, near Westerville, Ohio, dams the Big Walnut Creek to form the Hoover Memorial Reservoir. This reservoir is a major water source for the city of Columbus, Ohio. It holds 20.8e9USgal of water and has a surface area of 3272acre, or about five square miles. Construction began during 1953 due to the increased water demand of post-war Columbus. The project was completed and dedicated in 1955 and the dam officially opened in 1958. It was named for two brothers, Charles P. Hoover and Clarence B. Hoover, to honor their careers with the City of Columbus Waterworks.
Quantity of concrete: approximately Quantity of earth fill: approximately Length of spillway: 680ft Length of dam: 2583ft Maximum height of dam: approximately 94ft above stream bed Uncontrolled spillway elevation: 890ft mean sea level Top of dam elevation: 911ft mean sea level
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  • This park has two good Disc Golf Courses. They very in length and difficulty. Easily assessable from Sunbury and nice Concrete Tees. The course was well marked.  more »
  • Nice place to visit. You can feed the ducks, take a long walk or just sit and chill. I've also seen a few people that were fishing having a great time.  more »

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