Cemeteries Flooded by the Falls Dam
Falls Dam is located in the upper Neuse River just upstream of
the village of Falls in Wake County, NC, and about 10 miles north
of Raleigh, NC.
The main body of the lake is in Wake and Durham counties, but some
of the embayments extend into Granville County. The Falls Project
was authorized for flood control, water supply, water quality, recreation
and other purposes as listed further below.
Falls Dam is an earthen structure having a top elevation of 291.5
feet, msl and an overall length of 1,915 feet. The height above
the stream bed is 92.5 feet. Falls Lake extends 28 miles up the
Neuse River to just above the confluence of the Eno and Flat Rivers.
At the top of the conservation pool at elevation 251.5 feet, msl,
the length of the shore line is about 175 miles, and the lake covers
an area of 12,410 acres.
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