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Burkeville, Virginia
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1954

Hamilton Dam is an earth dam built on the Dickerson Creek (Vahu6 Cu01 Nottoway River - DRY Creek) and is located in Burkeville, Virginia. It was built in 1954 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Alexander Hamilton. It is also known as Hamilton Lake.

Location
Hamilton Dam
Burkeville, Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Alexander Hamilton
Owner
Private

Hamilton Dam is privately owned by Alexander Hamilton.

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1954
Completed
Dickerson Creek (Vahu6 Cu01 Nottoway River - DRY Creek)
River built on
Hamilton Dam was built in 1954.
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Summary
Dam length 400 feet
Dam height 38 feet
Hydraulic height 38 feet
Max storage 873 acre feet
Normal storage 486 acre feet
Surface area 40 acres
400 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.

38 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.

38 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.

873 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.

486 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.

40 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.

Has 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 Hamilton Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 6
Latitude 37
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) VA135005

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