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Suffolk, Virginia
Privately owned

Governor's Point Dam is an earth dam built on the Noggins Shoal Nansemond River - Vahu6 JL49 Nansemond River - Bennett Creek and is located in Suffolk, Virginia. It was built .

The dam is privately owned by Friends of Cedar Point Country Club LLC. It is also known as Pond A.

Location
Governor's Point Dam
Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Friends of Cedar Point Country Club LLC
Owner
Private

Governor's Point Dam is privately owned by Friends of Cedar Point Country Club LLC.

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Summary
Dam length 525 feet
Dam height 7 feet
Max storage 62 acre feet
Normal storage 36 acre feet
Surface area 9 acres
525 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.

7 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.

62 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.

36 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.

9 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.

No 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.

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Also known as Pond A.
Distance to nearest town (miles) 12
Latitude 36
Longitude -76
NID ID (National ID) VA800019

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