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Pettus, West Virginia
Tailings
Privately owned

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.

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Lower Big Branch Slurry Impoundment Dam
Pettus, West Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Tailings
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Performance Coal Company
Owner
Private

Lower Big Branch Slurry Impoundment Dam is privately owned by Performance Coal Company.

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Summary
Dam length 1,000 feet
Dam height 410 feet
Max storage 123 acre feet
1,000 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.

410 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.

123 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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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.

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.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 37
Longitude -81
NID ID (National ID) WV83495

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