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Morganton, North Carolina
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1972

Muddy Creek Dam #2-C (Ashworth) is an earth dam built on the North Muddy Creek River and is located in Morganton, North Carolina. It was built in 1972 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Muddy Creek Dam #2-C (Ashworth)
Morganton, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Mcdowell Co. Soil and Water Conservation District
Owner
Local government

Muddy Creek Dam #2-C (Ashworth) is owned by the local government.

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1972
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
North Muddy Creek River
River built on
Muddy Creek Dam #2-C (Ashworth) was built in 1972.
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Summary
Dam length 659 feet
Structural height 36 feet
Hydraulic height 16 feet
Max storage 874 acre feet
Normal storage 86 acre feet
Surface area 12 acres
659 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.

36 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.

16 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.

874 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.

86 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.

12 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

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.

4/2/2018
Most recent inspection date

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Former name 0
Latitude 35
Longitude -82
NID ID (National ID) NC00357

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