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Dawsonville, Georgia
Flood Control
State owned
Built in 1963

Etowah River WS STR # 9 Dam is an earth dam built on the Unknown River and is located in Dawsonville, Georgia. It was built in 1963 for the purpose of flood control.

The state-owned dam is owned by the Upper Chattahoochee River, Soil & Water Conservation District. It is also known as Bruce Lake.

Location
Etowah River WS STR # 9 Dam
Dawsonville, Georgia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Upper Chattahoochee River, Soil & Water Conservation District
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the Upper Chattahoochee River, Soil & Water Conservation District.

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1963
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Unknown River
River built on
Etowah River WS STR # 9 Dam was built in 1963.
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Summary
Dam length 550 feet
Dam height 31 feet
Hydraulic height 28 feet
Max storage 427 acre feet
Normal storage 97 acre feet
Surface area 15 acres
Drainage area 1,300 square miles
550 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.

31 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.

28 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.

427 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.

97 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.

1,300 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.

3/30/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Bruce Lake
Former name 0
Latitude 34
Longitude -84
NID ID (National ID) GA00138

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