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Raymond, Georgia
Local government owned
Built in 1914

Lake Raymond Dam is an earth dam built on the Unknown River and is located in Raymond, Georgia. It was built in 1914 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Lake Raymond Dam
Raymond, Georgia, U.S.
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Coweta County Board of Commissioners
Local government

Lake Raymond Dam is owned by the local government.

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Unknown River
River built on
Lake Raymond Dam was built in 1914.
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Dam length 445 feet
Dam height 16 feet
Hydraulic height 14 feet
Max storage 280 acre feet
Normal storage 121 acre feet
Surface area 28 acres
Drainage area 825 square miles
445 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.

16 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.

14 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.

280 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.

121 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.

28 acres
Surface area

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

825 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 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.

Not required
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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 33
Longitude -84
NID ID (National ID) GA01199

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