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North Carolina
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Privately owned
Built in 1957

Hamme Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Gibbs Creek-Tr River and is located in North Carolina. It was built in 1957 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is privately owned by Joe Hamme, JR.

Hamme Lake Dam
North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Foundation type
Core type
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Joe Hamme, JR.

Hamme Lake Dam is privately owned by Joe Hamme, JR..

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Gibbs Creek-Tr River
River built on
Hamme Lake Dam was built in 1957.
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Dam length 1,000 feet
Structural height 19 feet
Hydraulic height 14 feet
Max discharge 165 cubic feet per second
Max storage 150 acre feet
Normal storage 132 acre feet
1,000 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
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.

14 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.

165 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

150 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.

132 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.

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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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Latitude 36
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NC01000

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