Heres a few examples of tailwaters. You will hear the word spillway used interchangeably with tailwaters. A spillway controls the level of water in the reservoir. And the tailwaters are a result of that spillway. Some are uncontroled and are emergency spillway for excessively high water levels. Many can be dangerous when discharging water and should be approached with caution and fished by experienced boaters who know the generation schedules and water levels.
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Pickwick Lake Dam spillway and Norris Dam Tennesseee
Old Hickory Dam Cumberland River Tenneseee
Old Hickory dam Ohio
A fishing pier has been constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help anglers
exploiting the tailwater fisheries of the Columbus Dam on Tombigbee Waterway Tennessee
Coralville Lake Iowa spillway controls the level of water
in the reservoir and is a popular place for fishing.
Mississippi River Canton Lock and Dam tailwater
CJ. Brown Dam Outlet and Tailwaters Ohio
Lake Berryessa was formed when the Monticello Dam was built on Putah Creek California in 1957.
The Morning Glory Spillway (Glory Hole) is the funnel-shaped outlet that allows water to bypass
the dam when it reaches capacity (1,602,000 acre-feet). Aka bell mouth spillways
An Uncontrolled spillway
Black River Missouri Tail