Philpott Lake


Lake Level
974.47 FEET
Full Pool: 974.0
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UPDATE: Three families displaced in fire at Franklin County apartment building


Date: 11/23/2015 5:34:00 PM

the last two days HENRY CO., Va. - No one was hurt in a fire Monday afternoon at a Franklin County apartment building near Philpott Lake. Three of the five apartment units at 535 Twin Ridge Marina Road in Henry were damaged. No one was inside of the

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Philpott Marina Recognized as Best New Facility

Date: 11/13/2015 1:55:00 PM

Judged by a jury of its peers, the Society paid tribute to: The new Philpott Marina, owned and operated by Henry County Parks and Recreation Department, is located in Bassett, VA on beautiful Philpott Lake. The marina features 42 boat slips that are

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NCI Lecture Explores Engineering History

Date: 11/4/2015 1:55:00 PM

But what about the engineers that quite literally built our nation? Rocky Rockwell, operations project manager of Philpott Lake, shared the history of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a group of community members as part of New College Institute’s

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NCI Lecture Explores Engineering History

Date: 11/3/2015 4:00:00 PM

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - When thinking of our nation's history, many important people come to mind: presidents, activists, military heroes, and more. But what about the engineers that quite literally built our nation? Rocky Rockwell, operations project manager

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Philpott sees record rainfall, rising level

Martinsville Bulletin

Date: 10/10/2015 11:02:00 PM

Considering that Philpott Lake has a surface area of 3,000 acres, the release said, that figure represents a 7.3 foot rise in the lake level. The combined storm systems over the course of that week brought 2.5 billion cubic feet of water into Philpott Lake

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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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