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South Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1964

GH Southerland Dam is an earth dam built on the Elishas Creek River and is located in South Carolina. It was built in 1964 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Johnnie F. and Carol B. Copeland. It is also known as George Southerland Dam.

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GH Southerland Dam
South Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Johnnie F. and Carol B. Copeland
Owner
Private

GH Southerland Dam is privately owned by Johnnie F. and Carol B. Copeland.

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1964
Completed
Elishas Creek River
River built on
GH Southerland Dam was built in 1964.
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Summary
Dam length 345 feet
Dam height 19 feet
Max storage 56 acre feet
Normal storage 46 acre feet
Surface area 5 acres
345 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.

19 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.

56 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.

46 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.

5 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

6/28/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as George Southerland Dam
Latitude 34
Longitude -81
NID ID (National ID) SC02184

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