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Hillsborough (N. Elland Cedar), North Carolina
Water Supply
Local government owned
Built in 2000

Hillsborough Water Supply Dam is an earth dam built on the West Fork Eno River and is located in Hillsborough (N. Elland Cedar), North Carolina. It was built in 2000 for the purpose of water supply.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as West Fork Eno Reservoir Dam.

Location
Hillsborough Water Supply Dam
Hillsborough (N. Elland Cedar), North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Water supply
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Town of Hillsborough
Owner
Local government

Hillsborough Water Supply Dam is owned by the local government.

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2000
Completed
West Fork Eno River
River built on
Hillsborough Water Supply Dam was built in 2000.
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Summary
Dam length 1,699 feet
Structural height 65 feet
Hydraulic height 43 feet
Max discharge 22,918 cubic feet per second
Max storage 24,061 acre feet
Normal storage 7,032 acre feet
Surface area 272 acres
Drainage area 9 square miles
1,699 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.

65 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.

43 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.

22,918 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.

24,061 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.

7,032 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.

272 acres
Surface area

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

9 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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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

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.

6/2/2017
Most recent inspection date

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Also known as West Fork Eno Reservoir Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 36
Longitude -79
NID ID (National ID) NC05793

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