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Marshall, North Carolina
Hydroelectric
Public utility owned
Built in 1910

Capitola Dam is a gravity dam built on the French Broad River and is located in Marshall, North Carolina. It was built in 1910 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is owned by the public utility, French Broad Electric Membership Corporation.

Location
Capitola Dam
Marshall, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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French Broad Electric Membership Corporation
Owner
Public utility

Capitola Dam is owned by the public utility, French Broad Electric Membership Corporation.

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1910
Completed
French Broad River
River built on
Capitola Dam was built in 1910.
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Summary
Dam length 500 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Structural height 9 feet
Hydraulic height 9 feet
Max storage 205 acre feet
Normal storage 205 acre feet
Surface area 25 acres
Drainage area 1,350 square miles
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.

9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

205 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.

205 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.

25 acres
Surface area

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

1,350 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.

8/19/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Latitude 35
Longitude -82
NID ID (National ID) NC83007

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