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Tennessee
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Privately owned
Built in 2002

Dettwiller Dam is an earth dam built on the Buckthorn Branch River and is located in Tennessee. It was built in 2002 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is privately owned by Dettwiller, Frederick G., II.

Location
Dettwiller Dam
Tennessee, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Dettwiller, Frederick G., II
Owner
Private

Dettwiller Dam is privately owned by Dettwiller, Frederick G., II.

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2002
Completed
Buckthorn Branch River
River built on
Dettwiller Dam was built in 2002.
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Summary
Dam length 250 feet
Structural height 20 feet
Hydraulic height 18 feet
Max storage 70 acre feet
Normal storage 57 acre feet
Surface area 8 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
250 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.

20 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.

18 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.

70 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.

57 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.

8 acres
Surface area

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

0 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.

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.

2/17/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 36
Longitude -87
NID ID (National ID) TN05818

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