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Carrollton, Georgia
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1959

Little Tallapoosa River WS STR # 21 Dam is an earth dam built on the Curtis Creek River and is located in Carrollton, Georgia. It was built in 1959 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Little Tallapoosa River WS STR # 21 Dam
Carrollton, Georgia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Carrollton
Owner
Local government

Little Tallapoosa River WS STR # 21 Dam is owned by the local government.

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1959
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Curtis Creek River
River built on
Little Tallapoosa River WS STR # 21 Dam was built in 1959.
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Summary
Dam length 587 feet
Dam height 31 feet
Hydraulic height 29 feet
Max storage 1,069 acre feet
Normal storage 52 acre feet
Surface area 12 acres
Drainage area 2,069 square miles
587 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.

31 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.

29 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.

1,069 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.

52 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.

2,069 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.

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.

1/26/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Former name 0
Latitude 33
Longitude -85
NID ID (National ID) GA00126

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