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Macon, Georgia
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 1974

Airport Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Unknown River and is located in Macon, Georgia. It was built in 1974 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Airport Lake Dam
Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Macon
Owner
Local government

Airport Lake Dam is owned by the local government.

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1974
Completed
Macon/Bibb County Engineers
Dam designer
Unknown River
River built on
Airport Lake Dam was built in 1974.
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Summary
Dam length 2,000 feet
Dam height 13 feet
Max storage 285 acre feet
Normal storage 138 acre feet
Surface area 46 acres
Drainage area 65 square miles
2,000 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

13 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

285 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

138 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

46 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

65 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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Undetermined
Downstream potential hazard

Not required
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

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Latitude 32
Longitude -83
NID ID (National ID) GA03708

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