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The Calderwood facility is located in Blount and Monroe counties, Tennessee, on the Little Tennessee River. The Calderwood facility was completed in 1930 and consists of a dam, powerhouse and a pipeline/ tunnel. Calderwood Dam impounds Calderwood Reservoir. About half of Calderwood Reservoir lies in Tennessee, the remainder extends back into North Carolina. Calderwood, like Cheoah and Chilhowee, is operated in a run-of-river mode, following the daily cycle, peaking operations of the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Fontana Dam located upstream.

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Elevation and Flow Data
Lake Elevation (ft) 1085.75
Discharge into Cheoah River (cfs) 40.52885
Discharge into Little Tennessee River (CFS) 9737.974
Feet Below Full Pool -2.05
As of December 11, 2018 at 3:33:44 PM
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