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 20.8 billion US gallons (79,000,000 m3) of water and has a surface area of 3,272 acres (13.24 km2), 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.Plan your Hoover Dam visit and explore what else you can see and do in Westerville using our Westerville attractions app.
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Hoover Dam and Reservoir Park offer opportunities for a variety of recreational activities in addition to great scenery. Fishing, Boating, Hiking, Disc Golf are amply served. The lovely Big Walnut..... more »
Coming from Michigan, the land of lakes, it’s been an adjustment to be pretty much landlocked here in Cbus. We love the city, and a short jaunt takes us to Hoover Dam, so no worries. Great place for..... more »
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