Lower Big Branch Slurry Impoundment Dam is an earth dam located in Pettus, West Virginia. It was built for the purpose of tailings.
The dam is privately owned by Performance Coal Company.
Lower Big Branch Slurry Impoundment Dam is privately owned by Performance Coal Company.
|Dam length||1,000 feet|
|Dam height||410 feet|
|Max storage||123 acre feet|
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.
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.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.
Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.
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.
|Distance to nearest town (miles)||2|
|NID ID (National ID)||WV83495|