Mountain Valley Dam is an earth dam built on the Jumping Branch River and is located in Jumping Branch, West Virginia. It was built in 1971 for the purpose of flood control.
The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Jumping Branch-Nimitz.
Mountain Valley Dam is owned by the local government.
|Dam length||450 feet|
|Dam height||37 feet|
|Hydraulic height||32 feet|
|Max storage||1,420 acre feet|
|Normal storage||182 acre feet|
|Surface area||39 acres|
|Drainage area||3 square miles|
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.
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.
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.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge 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.
Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.
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.
Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.
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.
Inspections are every 2 years.
|Also known as||Jumping Branch-Nimitz|
|NID ID (National ID)||WV08905|