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Georgia
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Privately owned
Built in 1950

Melody Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Wrights Creek River and is located in Georgia. It was built in 1950 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is privately owned by Melody Lake Association.

Location
Melody Lake Dam
Georgia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Melody Lake Association
Owner
Private

Melody Lake Dam is privately owned by Melody Lake Association.

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1950
Completed
Sheppard
Dam designer
Wrights Creek River
River built on
Melody Lake Dam was built in 1950.
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Summary
Dam length 1,840 feet
Dam height 30 feet
Hydraulic height 20 feet
Max storage 506 acre feet
Normal storage 262 acre feet
Surface area 30 acres
Drainage area 280 square miles
1,840 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.

30 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.

20 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.

506 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.

262 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.

30 acres
Surface area

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

280 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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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.

3/1/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 33
Longitude -83
NID ID (National ID) GA05153

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