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Tennessee
Federal ownership
Built in 1965

Bards Creek Dam is built on the Bards Creek River and is located in Tennessee. It was built in 1965 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

Location
Bards Creek Dam
Tennessee, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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USDA FS
Owner
Federal

Bards Creek Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

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1965
Completed
Bards Creek River
River built on
Bards Creek Dam was built in 1965.
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Summary
Dam length 2,045 feet
Dam height 25 feet
Hydraulic height 13 feet
Max storage 3,486 acre feet
Normal storage 2,468 acre feet
2,045 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.

25 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.

13 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

3,486 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.

2,468 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.

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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

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.

7/6/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 10 years.

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Latitude 36
Longitude -87
NID ID (National ID) TN16101

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