Flood Gates Opened At Dale Hollow Dam

Major rainfall from Feb. 20 through Feb. 23 caused some major issues with flooding and rising waters at Dale Hollow Lake. The Dale Hollow Dam floodgates were opened on Monday, Feb. 25 and this helped contribute to the rising water levels in the Clay County area.

Clay County is the designated downstream control point for Wolf Creek Dam. Wolf Creek works in conjunction with Dale Hollow Dam. A record level of water is being discharged from Wolf Creek at a reported rate of 55,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Feb. 24. The largest amount of water ever released from the dam historically was 40,000 cfs and that was in January of 1974.

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