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W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir

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W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir

The W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir is a 1,475-acre (5.97 km2) artificial lake impounded by a dam located in Wilkes County, North Carolina.[1] It is located on the Yadkin River system.

RecreationEdit

The lake is open to the public for recreational fishing and boating.[2] It is particularly noted for its excellent bass fishing.[3]

HistoryEdit

Scott Dam was completed in 1962 to control flooding that had frequently been a problem in the area.[4] It was named for W. Kerr Scott, the 62nd Governor of North Carolina, who played a key role in the project.[5] The lake has a shoreline of 56 miles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "W. Kerr Scott". US Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  2. ^ Hart, Allen De (1997). Trails of the Triad: Over 140 Hikes in the Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point Area. John F. Blair, Publisher. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-89587-161-9.
  3. ^ Marsh, Mike (2011). Fishing North Carolina. John F. Blair, Publisher. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-89587-397-2.
  4. ^ Marsh, Mike (2011). Fishing North Carolina. John F. Blair, Publisher. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-89587-397-2.
  5. ^ Byrd, Fay (19 October 2010). Wilkes County Bits and Pieces. Lulu.com. p. 328. ISBN 978-0-557-49244-2.

Coordinates: 36°7′58″N 81°13′47.51″W / 36.13278°N 81.2298639°W / 36.13278; -81.2298639