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Georgia
Recreation
Privately owned

Brighton Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Unknown River and is located in Georgia. It was built for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Morris, Leonard.

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Brighton Lake Dam
Georgia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Morris, Leonard
Owner
Private

Brighton Lake Dam is privately owned by Morris, Leonard.

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Summary
Dam length 2,200 feet
Dam height 14 feet
Max storage 339 acre feet
Surface area 44 acres
Drainage area 1,096 square miles
2,200 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.

14 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.

339 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.

44 acres
Surface area

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

1,096 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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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.

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Latitude 31
Longitude -83
NID ID (National ID) GA05007

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