Falls Lake facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsFalls Lake
|Location||Durham / Wake / Granville counties, North Carolina, US|
|Primary inflows||Eno River, Flat River, Little River|
|Primary outflows||Neuse River|
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||12,410 acres (5,000 ha)|
|Shore length1||175 miles (280 km)|
|Surface elevation||250 feet (76 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Falls Lake is a 12,410 acre (50 km²) reservoir located in Durham, Wake, and Granville counties in North Carolina, United States. Falls Lake extends 28 miles (45 km) up the Neuse River to its source at the confluence of the Eno, Little, and Flat rivers.
Work on the dam that holds the lake began in 1978 and was completed in 1981. Prior to its construction flooding of the Neuse River caused extensive damage to public and private properties including roadways, railroads, industrial sites and farmlands. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed and manages the dam. Falls Dam ( ) is an earthen structure having a top elevation of 291.5 feet (88.8 m) and an overall length of 1,915 feet (584 m). The height above the streambed is 92.5 feet (28 m).
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