Carvins Cove Reservoir Businesses
• Length: 15 Miles
• Surface Area: 630 Acres
• Volume: 19,948 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 18 Square Miles
In the 1930s, Carvins Creek was dammed to create the Carvins Cove Reservoir, which for many decades served as the primary water source for the City of Roanoke. A small rural community (called Carvins Cove) was displaced by the reservoir's creation, and some of its roads and housing foundations still become visible during droughts. A series of droughts in the late 1990s spurred the City of Roanoke and Roanoke County to create the Western Virginia Water Authority, which consolidated their water delivery systems.