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Great Falls, South Carolina
Hydroelectric
Public utility owned
Built in 1907

Canal 0, Great Falls-Dearborn Dam is built on the Catawba River and is located in Great Falls, South Carolina. It was built in 1907 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is owned by the public utility, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC. It is also known as Canal Headworks.

Location
Canal 0, Great Falls-Dearborn Dam
Great Falls, South Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Owner
Public utility

Canal 0, Great Falls-Dearborn Dam is owned by the public utility, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC.

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1907
Completed
Southern Power Company
Dam designer
Catawba River
River built on
Canal 0, Great Falls-Dearborn Dam was built in 1907.
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Summary
Dam length 1,030 feet
Dam height 37 feet
Structural height 107 feet
Hydraulic height 107 feet
Max storage 2,043 acre feet
Normal storage 2,043 acre feet
Surface area 450 acres
Drainage area 4,140 square miles
1,030 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.

37 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.

107 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.

107 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.

2,043 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.

2,043 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.

450 acres
Surface area

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

4,140 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.

Has emergency action plan
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.

4/6/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Canal Headworks
Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 34
Longitude -80
NID ID (National ID) SC00140

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