US Army Corps of Engineers
Huntington District

Bluestone Dam

LOCATION:
Hinton vicinity on the New River, approximately 65 miles above the river's mouth

STRUCTURE:
straight concrete gravity dam

OVERALL LENGTH:
2,048 feet

MAXIMUM HEIGHT:
approximately 165 feet above the streambed

WIDTH AT CREST:
16 feet

MAXIMUM BASE WIDTH:
200 feet

MAIN BODY OF DAM:
55 concrete monoliths

AMOUNT OF CONCRETE POURED:
942,000 cubic yards

QUANTITY OF STEEL USED:
7,800 tons

IMPOUNDMENT:
a long, narrow lake that extends 10½ miles up the New Rivervalley

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