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Falls, North Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1956

Lake Unity Dam is an earth dam built on the Chunky Pipe Creek-Tr River and is located in Falls, North Carolina. It was built in 1956 and modified in 2006 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Lake Unity Corporation. It is also known as Cardinal Lake.

Location
Lake Unity Dam
Falls, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Lake Unity Corporation
Owner
Private

Lake Unity Dam is privately owned by Lake Unity Corporation.

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1956
Completed
2006
Modified
Chunky Pipe Creek-Tr River
River built on
Lake Unity Dam was built in 1956 and modified in 2006.
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Summary
Dam length 300 feet
Structural height 24 feet
Hydraulic height 18 feet
Max storage 88 acre feet
300 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.

24 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.

18 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.

88 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.

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Low
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.

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.

5/2/2006
Most recent inspection date

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Also known as Cardinal Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 25
Latitude 36
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NC01033

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