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South Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1960

Lake Chinquapin Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-Big Curltail Creek River and is located in South Carolina. It was built in 1960 and modified in 2016 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Chinquapin Community Corporation.

Location
Lake Chinquapin Dam
South Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Chinquapin Community Corporation
Owner
Private

Lake Chinquapin Dam is privately owned by Chinquapin Community Corporation.

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1960
Completed
2016
Modified
Tr-Big Curltail Creek River
River built on
Lake Chinquapin Dam was built in 1960 and modified in 2016.
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Summary
Dam length 310 feet
Dam height 27 feet
Max storage 334 acre feet
Normal storage 114 acre feet
Surface area 12 acres
310 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.

27 feet
Dam height

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.

334 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.

114 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.

12 acres
Surface area

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

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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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.

12/14/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Latitude 34
Longitude -82
NID ID (National ID) SC01227

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