Philpott Lake


Lake Level
977.63 FEET
Full Pool: 974.0
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More rain is on the way for area

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 9/30/2015 9:37:00 PM

Preparations for heavy rain are under way at Philpott Lake, said Craig “Rocky” Rockwell, operations manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the lake. Regardless of how much rain falls, the dam is expected to hold, Rockwell said. “It’s as

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begin water releases from Philpott dam


Date: 9/30/2015 5:50:00 PM

As a result, Philpott Lake has risen more than 12 feet. The Corps said releases will be increased throughout the day Wednesday and Thursday. The District said it has contacted local emergency management officials to notify them about the high lake level

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Nancy Bell pens history of Philpott Lake

Franklin News Post

Date: 9/30/2015 3:49:00 AM

Nancy Bell, a Snow Creek resident and former journalist, has just released “Philpott Stories,” a book about the “hidden” history of Philpott Lake and the dam construction. It features the history before and after the dam was constructed, describing

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Herbst to run for school board seat

Franklin News Post

Date: 9/23/2015 4:33:00 AM

Herbst is the past Odyssey of the Mind coordinator at FCHS, past FCHS chess club sponsor and past director of education for Friends of Philpott Lake. He is a Master Level falconer and Birds of Prey expert and lecturer throughout the United States

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Water Resources Outlook for September, 17 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 9/17/2015

Water Resources Outlook for September, 17

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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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