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Huntersville, North Carolina
Public utility owned
Built in 1980

Mcguire Standby Nuclear Service Water Pond Dam is an earth dam built on the Catawba River and is located in Huntersville, North Carolina. It was built in 1980 .

The dam is owned by the public utility, Duke Power Company. It is also known as Category I. Emergency Cooling Water.

Location
Mcguire Standby Nuclear Service Water Pond Dam
Huntersville, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Earth
Core type
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Duke Power Company
Owner
Public utility

Mcguire Standby Nuclear Service Water Pond Dam is owned by the public utility, Duke Power Company.

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1980
Completed
Law Engineering Testing Company
Dam designer
Catawba River
River built on
Mcguire Standby Nuclear Service Water Pond Dam was built in 1980.
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Summary
Dam length 1,260 feet
Dam height 68 feet
Max storage 578 acre feet
Normal storage 566 acre feet
Surface area 35 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
1,260 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.

68 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.

578 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.

566 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.

35 acres
Surface area

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

0 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.

4/17/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Category I. Emergency Cooling Water
Distance to nearest town (miles) 8
Latitude 35
Longitude -80
NID ID (National ID) NC83101

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