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Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1974

Broadwell Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Ellis Creek River and is located in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. It was built in 1974 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Broadwell Land Company.

Location
Broadwell Lake Dam
Elizabethtown, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Broadwell Land Company
Owner
Private

Broadwell Lake Dam is privately owned by Broadwell Land Company.

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1974
Completed
Ellis Creek River
River built on
Broadwell Lake Dam was built in 1974.
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Summary
Dam length 1,500 feet
Structural height 8 feet
Hydraulic height 6 feet
Max discharge 17 cubic feet per second
Max storage 346 acre feet
Normal storage 288 acre feet
1,500 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.

8 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

6 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.

17 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

346 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.

288 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.

2/20/2013
Most recent inspection date

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 14
Latitude 34
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NC01176

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