North Carolina Dams

  • By Alan Hodge

Cornerstones of infrastructure, dams guard our most important resource — water.


Question No. 1 tells us that the tallest concrete dam in the eastern United States is located in North Carolina. While we can’t tell you which dam it is (sorry, that’s your job), here’s a hint: The Appalachian Trail crosses the top. For its amenities — including flush toilets — hikers affectionately call this dam the Hilton.

This quiz first appeared in the March 2013 issue of Our State.

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