Philpott Lake


Lake Level
974.32 FEET
Full Pool: 974.0
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Traffic changes coming for area graduations

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 5/22/2016 7:56:00 PM

Ground squirrels are everywhere around Philpott Lake. While camping at Goosepoint last week, there were dozens observed at one time, some scurrying alone, others chasing each other. They are so small. We couldn’t imagine any harm they can do, and

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Water levels still an issue at the Philpott Dam


Date: 5/19/2016 3:25:00 PM

HENRY CO., Va. (WDBJ7) All this rain is making things more difficult at Philpott Dam. The dam regulates water levels in Philpott Lake and the Smith River. After a fire last month, the dam still does not have electricity. So, workers only have one level

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Franklin County students who raised trout release them into Smith River


Date: 5/19/2016 3:05:00 PM

And listened to a short lesson on why the Philpott Lake and Dam have such an impact on the Smith River. "Now the river actually flows through the dam and comes out, what you're about 4 miles down below the dam from here," Army Corps of Engineers Natural

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Trout fisherman voice their concerns over weekend Philpott generation

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 5/18/2016 8:14:00 PM

Rockwell said it could be months until that replacement occurs, and in the meantime, the dam generally has a consistent, high rate of flow due to the larger than average of volume of water draining into Philpott Lake. That high rate of flow makes wade

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Book signing, Songfest are set for Saturday

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 5/13/2016 8:28:00 AM

“You see my dad was president until his death in June 1956. Ellyson Ramsey was the president until he drowned on a Saturday afternoon in Philpott Lake. He was the first drowning victim after the dam was built,” Ramsey wrote. Ramsey said that on

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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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