Calderwood Dam is located on the Little Tennessee River in east Tennessee. The river serves as the boundary between Blount and Monroe counties. Water from the dam is piped through a mountain to the powerhouse one mile downstream. This leaves a one mile U-shaped bend in the river that is bypassed, or dewatered. The test release shown below of 1300 cfs was judged to be too high for a safe and attractive fishery. Photos by Kirk Otey, October 18, 2000 unless otherwise noted.
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