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Lynchburg, Virginia
Local government owned

College Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Blackwater Creek - Vahu6 JM10 - Blackwater Creek River and is located in Lynchburg, Virginia. It was built .

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
College Lake Dam
Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Lynchburg, Department of Water Resources
Owner
Local government

College Lake Dam is owned by the local government.

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Summary
Dam length 300 feet
Dam height 35 feet
Max storage 710 acre feet
Normal storage 90 acre feet
Surface area 15 acres
300 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.

35 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.

710 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.

90 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.

15 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

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.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 37
Longitude -79
NID ID (National ID) VA680002

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