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Mississippi
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 2003

Martin Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Unt of Bogue Chitto River and is located in Mississippi. It was built in 2003 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Jamie & E. B. Martin. The dam used to be known as Irby Lake Dam.

Location
Martin Lake Dam
Mississippi, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Jamie & E. B. Martin
Owner
Private

Martin Lake Dam is privately owned by Jamie & E. B. Martin.

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2003
Completed
Billy E. Colson- Reg. # 5668
Dam designer
Unt of Bogue Chitto River
River built on
Martin Lake Dam was built in 2003.
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Summary
Dam length 1,958 feet
Dam height 42 feet
Structural height 42 feet
Hydraulic height 37 feet
Max discharge 1,515 cubic feet per second
Max storage 3,324 acre feet
Normal storage 2,640 acre feet
Surface area 147 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
1,958 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.

42 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.

42 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.

37 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.

1,515 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

3,324 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.

2,640 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.

147 acres
Surface area

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

1 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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Undetermined
Downstream potential hazard

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.

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Former name Irby Lake Dam
Latitude 32
Longitude -90
NID ID (National ID) MS03202

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