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Atlanta, Georgia
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1953

North Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Unknown River and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. It was built in 1953 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Atlanta Community Services.

Location
North Lake Dam
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Atlanta Community Services
Owner
Private

North Lake Dam is privately owned by Atlanta Community Services.

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1953
Completed
Unknown
Dam designer
Unknown River
River built on
North Lake Dam was built in 1953.
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Summary
Dam length 420 feet
Dam height 22 feet
Max storage 156 acre feet
Surface area 18 acres
Drainage area 272 square miles
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.

22 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.

156 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.

18 acres
Surface area

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

272 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.

3/16/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 33
Longitude -84
NID ID (National ID) GA02051
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