Construction began on Norris Dam in 1933 on the Clinch river, a tributary that flows into the Tennessee river in northeastern Tennessee. Norris was one of the first dams to be built under the TVA system, and is a concrete gravity dam measuring 265 tall and stretches 1,860 feet across. It has a generating capacity of 131,400 kilowatts of electricity. The dam was named after Senator Norris, who had campaigned for TVA's creation.

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