Tennessee Valley Authority power and conservation. Fort Loudoun Dam construction. Working inside the sheet steel wall of the cofferdam at the new Fort Loudoun Dam, Furthest upstream of the TVA's main Tennessee River projects. Scheduled for closure and first storage of water early in 1943, this dam will create a 15,000-acre lake reaching fifty-five miles upstream to the city of Knoxville. The reservoir will have a useful storage capacity of 126,000 acre-feet. Power installation of 64,000 kilowatts is authorized, with a possible ultimate of 96,000 kilowatts. Note safety precautions in the form of life preservers strapped to the backs of these workers
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Palmer, Alfred T., photographer
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