The Deep Dam Cache
In Tennessee, United States
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This cache requires scuba certification and gear to obtain, it is on the 2nd underwater level of South Holston Dam. Your gps may or may not be waterproof to the depth (approx. 50') this is located, please use your head in the search.
The construction of South Holston Dam was started on February 16, 1942 and was completed November 20, 1950. The total cost of construction of the reservoir was $31,242,224 taking more than 7,842,134 man hours to complete. The dam itself contains 97,500 cubic yards of concrete. South Holston Dam and Reservoir was constructed for the purpose of electric power, flood control, navigation, recreation, an adequate supply of water and other related benefits.
You are looking for a 14" x 8" x 3" concrete slab with a bronze plaque atop it. It is located in approximately 50' of water on the second underwater level of South Holston Dam.This marker is in honor / memory of the first person to recreationally dive at the dam.
In order to receive credit for this find, you must e-mail me:
1) The person named on this marker
2) The branch of military they served and their rank
3) The year they dove the dam for the first time.
You will find all this information on the marker.
I feel it is an easy find with the appropriate training and free diving is not an option due to the depth and 10' visability in the area. Silt often settles on things around the dam and a swipe of the hand may reveal the plaque.
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Last Updated: on 10/6/2017 7:17:31 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:17 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum