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Melrose, Alabama
Recreation
Public utility owned
Built in 1952

John Mcshan Number One Dam is an earth dam built on the TR Fire Creek River and is located in Melrose, Alabama. It was built in 1952 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the public utility, John T.Mcshan.

Location
John Mcshan Number One Dam
Melrose, Alabama, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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John T.Mcshan
Owner
Public utility

John Mcshan Number One Dam is owned by the public utility, John T.Mcshan.

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1952
Completed
TR Fire Creek River
River built on
John Mcshan Number One Dam was built in 1952.
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Summary
Dam length 990 feet
Structural height 20 feet
Hydraulic height 17 feet
Max discharge 127 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,342 acre feet
Normal storage 1,138 acre feet
990 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.

20 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.

17 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.

127 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.

1,342 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.

1,138 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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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.

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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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 33
Longitude -88
NID ID (National ID) AL00164

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