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Holt, Alabama
Federal ownership
Built in 1968

Holt Lock and Dam is built on the Black Warrior River and is located in Holt, Alabama. It was built in 1968 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cesam. It is also known as Holt Lake.

Location
Holt Lock and Dam
Holt, Alabama, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Cesam
Owner
Federal

Holt Lock and Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cesam.

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1968
Completed
Black Warrior River
River built on
Holt Lock and Dam was built in 1968.
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Summary
Dam length 1,400 feet
Structural height 120 feet
Hydraulic height 108 feet
Max discharge 639,500 cubic feet per second
Max storage 117,990 acre feet
Normal storage 117,990 acre feet
Surface area 3,300 acres
Drainage area 4,219 square miles
1,400 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.

120 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.

108 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.

639,500 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.

117,990 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.

117,990 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.

3,300 acres
Surface area

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

4,219 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.

7/30/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Holt Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 33
Longitude -87
NID ID (National ID) AL01426

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