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Walters Hydroelectric Plant

  • Capacity: 112 megawatts
  • Location: Waterville, North Carolina
  • Commercial Date: 1930

Walters Hydroelectric Plant

Located on the Pigeon River near the North Carolina and Tennessee border, the Walters Hydroelectric Plant began service in 1930. The plant is capable of producing 112 megawatts and uses an arch-shaped dam, 180 feet tall and 870 feet long, located 12 miles upstream from the powerhouse.

In 1980, Walters was designated a N.C. historic civil engineering landmark for its unique and pioneering design.

More than 130,000 people annually use the scheduled water releases from the plant for recreational activities such as white water rafting and kayaking.