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Rileyville, Virginia
Hydroelectric
Public utility owned
Built in 1927

Luray Dam is a buttress dam built on the South Fork Shenandoah River and is located in Rileyville, Virginia. It was built in 1927 and modified in 1986S for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is owned by the public utility, PE Hydro Generation, LLC.

Location
Luray Dam
Rileyville, Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Buttress
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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PE Hydro Generation, LLC
Owner
Public utility

Luray Dam is owned by the public utility, PE Hydro Generation, LLC.

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1927
Completed
1986S
Modified
South Fork Shenandoah River
River built on
Luray Dam was built in 1927 and modified in 1986S.
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Summary
Dam length 669 feet
Dam height 22 feet
Structural height 22 feet
Hydraulic height 18 feet
Max storage 880 acre feet
Normal storage 880 acre feet
Surface area 126 acres
Drainage area 1,383 square miles
669 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.

22 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.

22 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.

880 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.

880 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.

126 acres
Surface area

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

1,383 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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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.

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.

9/13/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 9
Latitude 38
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) VA139005

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