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Lancaster SC, North Carolina
Local government owned
Built in 1974

Cane Creek Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Cane Creek River and is located in Lancaster SC, North Carolina. It was built in 1974 .

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Cane Creek Watershed Dam 3A.

Location
Cane Creek Lake Dam
Lancaster SC, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Union County Parks and Recreation
Owner
Local government

Cane Creek Lake Dam is owned by the local government.

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1974
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Cane Creek River
River built on
Cane Creek Lake Dam was built in 1974.
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Summary
Dam length 1,057 feet
Structural height 45 feet
Hydraulic height 33 feet
Max discharge 1,320 cubic feet per second
Max storage 6,030 acre feet
Normal storage 5,020 acre feet
Surface area 308 acres
1,057 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.

45 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.

33 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.

1,320 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.

6,030 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.

5,020 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.

308 acres
Surface area

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

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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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.

11/29/2016
Most recent inspection date

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Also known as Cane Creek Watershed Dam 3A
Former name 0
Latitude 34
Longitude -80
NID ID (National ID) NC00516
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