Griggs Dam

Approach, spillway, and stilling basin of Griggs Dam
Picture was taken while the dam was at a slightly below average discharge rate
1905 (completed)
North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Franklin (county)->Columbus
Griggs Dam was deemed one of the 10 most peaceful places in Columbus by Columbus Monthly magazine, August 2005 (pp. 42-52).
"The dam forms Griggs Reservoir, which is a major source of drinking water for the city of Columbus. Named after the city's chief engineer, Julian Griggs,[1][2] the dam was completed in 1905 at a cost of $700,000 and was the first major reservoir in the Columbus area. For 20 years, it served as the only reservoir serving the city of Columbus' drinking water needs.[3] Griggs Dam is a gravity dam with a 500-foot-long (150 m) curved concrete spillway. Its height is only 35 feet (11 m), but it forms a reservoir almost 6 miles (9.7 km) long with a 1,200,000,000-US-gallon (4.5×109 l) capacity. US Route 33 runs along the East side of the dam, providing access to the dam and recreation area on both the upstream and downstream sides of the dam. " -- Reference

Keywords: United States, Ohio, Franklin County, Columbus, outdoor spaces, hydraulic structures, views, reservoir.
Submitted by Jane McMaster.
20th Century (1900 - 1999)
Huber, S. (2005). Peaceful Places. Columbus Monthly, August 2005, 42-52.