Lynn Camp Prong Splash Dam Tremont

Lynn Camp Prong Splash Dam Tremont Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Lynn Camp Prong Splash Dam Tremont

This small waterfall is actually the remnants of a splash dam constructed during the logging days in the Tremont section of what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Splash dams such as this one on Lynn Camp prong held logs in a large pool of water. When the pool was full the dam would be open to let the logs flow on a flash flood down the mountain. Unfortunately, this practice had a lot of negative consequences both on the environment and people downstream that were not aware that millions of gallons of water and thousands of tons of logs were heading straight for them.

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