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Virginia
Water Supply
Public utility owned

Dulles Airport Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Horsepen Run River and is located in Virginia. It was built for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the public utility, Metro-Washington Airport Authority.

Location
Dulles Airport Dam
Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Metro-Washington Airport Authority
Owner
Public utility

Dulles Airport Dam is owned by the public utility, Metro-Washington Airport Authority.

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Summary
Dam length 650 feet
Dam height 11 feet
Structural height 11 feet
Hydraulic height 11 feet
Max storage 259 acre feet
Normal storage 102 acre feet
Surface area 28 acres
650 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

259 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.

102 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.

28 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.

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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 38
Longitude -77
NID ID (National ID) VA107008

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