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Chappell, Kentucky
Privately owned

Britton Branch Refuse Dam is an earth dam located in Chappell, Kentucky. It was built .

The dam is privately owned by Bledsoe Coal Corporation. It is also known as Britton Branch Refuse Dam #5.

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Britton Branch Refuse Dam
Chappell, Kentucky, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Bledsoe Coal Corporation
Owner
Private

Britton Branch Refuse Dam is privately owned by Bledsoe Coal Corporation.

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Summary
Dam length 940 feet
Dam height 250 feet
Max storage 6,064 acre feet
940 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.

250 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.

6,064 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.

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High
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

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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Also known as Britton Branch Refuse Dam #5
Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 37
Longitude -83
NID ID (National ID) KY83526

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