Starr in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, Savannah District
The Hartwell Project, second in a series of multi-purpose projects planned for the Savannah River Basin, was constructed between October 1955 and December 1963 at a cost of about $90,000,000. The concrete dam rises 204 feet above the streambed. The main dam, including earth fill portions is 3.37 miles long. At full power, the reservoir is 660 feet above mean sea level with a surface area of 55,950 acres and contains enough water to cover 2,549,600 acres to a depth of one foot.
Power -- The power plant is designed for five generating units, four 66,000 kilowatt unis have been installed and produce 264,000 kilowatts of power or enough to supply the needs of a quarter million people. When the fifth unit is installed, the total capacity of the plant will be 380,000 kilowatts.
Flood Control -- Hartwell Project regulates stream flow from a drainage area of 2,086 square miles, with an average annual rainfall of over 62 inches. 298,00 acre feet above elevation 660 is reserved for use in controlling floods.
Recreation -- The reservoir extends about 48 miles up Tugaloo River and 34 miles up Seneca River from the dam site and at full power pool has a shoreline of 962 miles. Numerous recreation areas for public use, including tent and trailer camps, marinas,
Location. 34° 22.067′ N, 82° 48.95′ W. Marker is in Starr, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 29. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small park located north of the Overlook Walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Starr SC 29684, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louie Morris Memorial Bridge (approx. one mile away in Georgia); Ruhamah United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Nancy Hart (approx. 5.6 miles away in Georgia); Roberts Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Broken V (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County World War I Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County Veterans of Foreign Wars Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County World War II & Korean War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Hart County Confederate Monument (approx. 6.8 miles away in Georgia).
Also see . . .
1. Lake Hartwell. Lake Hartwell is a man-made (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers > Savannah District > Hartwell Lake and Dam. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963, the authorized purposes are flood risk management, water quality, water supply, downstream navigation, hydropower production, fish and wildlife protection, and recreation. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. 50th birthday bash set for Hartwell Lake and Dam. Hartwell Lake’s birthday could be marked several ways. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
4. Political fight accompanied creation of Hartwell Lake. A plaque on a bluff overlooking the Hartwell Dam lists six names. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
5. 50 years later, Hartwell Dam stands out for engineering feats. Electrical engineer Amos Terry was standing in Hartwell Dam's control room in February 1961 when a co-worker for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urged him to press a button. (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on July 27, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.