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Charlottesville, Virginia
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1956

Murrays Dam is an earth dam built on the Naked Creek River and is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was built in 1956 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by James Murray.

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Murrays Dam
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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James Murray
Owner
Private

Murrays Dam is privately owned by James Murray.

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1956
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Naked Creek River
River built on
Murrays Dam was built in 1956.
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Summary
Dam length 420 feet
Dam height 30 feet
Structural height 30 feet
Hydraulic height 30 feet
Max storage 67 acre feet
Normal storage 51 acre feet
420 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.

30 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.

30 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.

67 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.

51 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.

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Undetermined
Downstream potential hazard

No 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.

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Latitude 38
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) VA003158

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