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Big Shanty Road Community, Georgia
Flood Control
Built in 1955

Noonday Creek WS STR # 16 Dam is an earth dam built on the Unknown River and is located in Big Shanty Road Community, Georgia. It was built in 1955 for the purpose of flood control.

It is also known as Nelson Lake.

Location
Noonday Creek WS STR # 16 Dam
Big Shanty Road Community, Georgia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Ksu Sports and Recreation Park Real Estate Found, LLC, Cobb County SWCD
Owner
Other

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1955
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Unknown River
River built on
Noonday Creek WS STR # 16 Dam was built in 1955.
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Summary
Dam length 450 feet
Dam height 29 feet
Hydraulic height 23 feet
Max storage 471 acre feet
Surface area 10 acres
Drainage area 1,100 square miles
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.

29 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.

23 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.

471 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.

10 acres
Surface area

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

1,100 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.

4/11/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Nelson Lake
Former name 0
Latitude 34
Longitude -84
NID ID (National ID) GA01490

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