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North Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1850

House-Autry Dam is an earth dam built on the Seven Mile Swamp River and is located in North Carolina. It was built in 1850 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Dee & Mark Bryan.

Location
House-Autry Dam
North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Dee & Mark Bryan
Owner
Private

House-Autry Dam is privately owned by Dee & Mark Bryan.

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1850
Completed
Seven Mile Swamp River
River built on
House-Autry Dam was built in 1850.
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Summary
Dam length 888 feet
Structural height 9 feet
Hydraulic height 6 feet
Max storage 308 acre feet
Surface area 41 acres
Drainage area 18 square miles
888 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.

9 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.

6 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.

308 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.

41 acres
Surface area

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

18 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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High
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.

2/22/2018
Most recent inspection date

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Latitude 35
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NC05468

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