Horseshoe Bend Orchard Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Unknown River and is located in Williams Bluff Environs, Georgia. It was built in 1953 for the purpose of irrigation.
The dam is privately owned by Blue Timber Properties, LLC.
Horseshoe Bend Orchard Lake Dam is privately owned by Blue Timber Properties, LLC..
|Dam length||945 feet|
|Dam height||21 feet|
|Max storage||316 acre feet|
|Normal storage||164 acre feet|
|Surface area||26 acres|
|Drainage area||615 square miles|
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.
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.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge 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.
Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.
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.
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.
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.
Inspections are every 5 years.
|NID ID (National ID)||GA00153|