Philpott Lake

VIRGINIA


Lake Level
972.74 FEET
2/26/2021
Full Pool: 974.0
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Professional fisher or novice hopeful: This is the best fishing in this area

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Date: 10/5/2020 1:25:00 PM

If you’re an avid fisher, you probably already have a good idea of some of the best spots in the state that are within a day’s drive from you, but they may all pale in comparison to the Smith River in

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Camille remembered with song

WDBJ

Date: 10/2/2020 5:53:00 AM

Musician John Mark Jones was a Lexington high school teacher fifty years ago when a friend gave him a poem about the flooding caused by Hurricane Camille and asked him to set it to music

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You're not going nuts, acorns are dropping earlier this year

WDBJ

Date: 10/2/2020 5:53:00 AM

It's that time of year when trees begin feeling the impacts of Mother Nature's wrath. Whether it's too much rain, not enough rain, too hot or too cold, a tree's health is very dependent on the

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Black spots on your car could be from a nearby fungus in your mulch

WDBJ

Date: 10/2/2020 5:53:00 AM

You've been to the car wash but can't seem to get those little tiny dots off your vehicle. While a few of them could be bugs, the dots may actually be caused when parking next to a nearby mulch

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Flooding causes traffic problems in Halifax County

WDBJ

Date: 10/2/2020 5:53:00 AM

Major flooding continues to be a problem in Halifax County. The Dan River is still rising after multiple days of rain across Southside. It's not a record high, but it's high enough to do serious

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• Length: 110 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,880 Acres
Philpott Lake is a reservoir in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is impounded by Philpott Dam.
The lake is at an elevation of 974 feet, covers an area of 2,880 acres and has a shoreline length of 110 miles at elevation 985 feet, msl. Philpott Lake extends into Franklin, Henry, and Patrick counties, Virginia, USA.
The lake and Philpott Dam were created to control flooding along the Smith River, to generate hydroelectric power, and to provide recreational activities at Fairy Stone State Park. Construction on Philpott Dam began in 1948 and was completed in 1952.
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