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Bethel Springs, Tennessee
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1983

Mcnairycypress Creek #10 Dam is an earth dam built on the Tacker Creek River and is located in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. It was built in 1983 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Mcnairy Cypress Creek W/S Dam 10.

Location
Mcnairycypress Creek #10 Dam
Bethel Springs, Tennessee, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Mcnairy County
Owner
Local government

Mcnairycypress Creek #10 Dam is owned by the local government.

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1983
Completed
USDA NRCS and Dan Mcgill of Owem Ayres Associates
Dam designer
Tacker Creek River
River built on
Mcnairycypress Creek #10 Dam was built in 1983.
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Summary
Dam length 1,450 feet
Structural height 28 feet
Hydraulic height 17 feet
Max storage 1,287 acre feet
Normal storage 294 acre feet
Surface area 50 acres
Drainage area 2 square miles
1,450 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.

28 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.

17 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.

1,287 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.

294 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.

50 acres
Surface area

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

2 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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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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.

4/18/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Mcnairy Cypress Creek W/S Dam 10
Former name 0
Latitude 35
Longitude -88
NID ID (National ID) TN10914
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