Martins Fork Lake, southeast Kentucky
Martins Fork Lake is formed by Martins Fork Dam on the Martins Fork Of Cumberland River in Harlan County, Kentucky and is used for flood control and recreation, among other things. Construction was completed in 1978. At normal levels it has a surface area of 340 acres. It is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Martins Fork Dam, also known as Martins Fork Lake is a gravity dam. The core is homogeneous, concrete. The foundation is rock. Its length is 504 feet. Maximum discharge is 57000 cubic feet per second. Its capacity is 21100 acre feet. Normal storage is 3700 acre feet. It drains an area of 56 square miles.
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