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Tyler, West Virginia
Recreation
State owned
Built in 1963

Conaway Run Public Fishing Area Dam is an earth dam built on the Conaway Run River and is located in Tyler, West Virginia. It was built in 1963 for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the WVDNR, Wildlife Resources. It is also known as Conaway Run Public Fishing Area.

Location
Conaway Run Public Fishing Area Dam
Tyler, West Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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WVDNR, Wildlife Resources
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the WVDNR, Wildlife Resources.

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1963
Completed
Conaway Run River
River built on
Conaway Run Public Fishing Area Dam was built in 1963.
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Summary
Dam length 450 feet
Dam height 40 feet
Hydraulic height 32 feet
Max storage 868 acre feet
Normal storage 428 acre feet
Surface area 30 acres
Drainage area 922 square miles
450 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.

40 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.

32 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.

868 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.

428 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.

30 acres
Surface area

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

922 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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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.

3/15/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Conaway Run Public Fishing Area
Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 39
Longitude -80
NID ID (National ID) WV09501

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