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Dayton, Tennessee
Privately owned

Porter Dam is an earth dam built on the Yellow Creek River and is located in Dayton, Tennessee. It was built .

The dam is privately owned by Porter, James F.

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Porter Dam
Dayton, Tennessee, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Porter, James F.
Owner
Private

Porter Dam is privately owned by Porter, James F..

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Summary
Dam length 1,300 feet
Structural height 10 feet
Hydraulic height 8 feet
Max storage 66 acre feet
Surface area 22 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
1,300 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.

10 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.

8 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.

66 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.

22 acres
Surface area

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

0 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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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

Not required
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.

10/3/2013
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 35
Longitude -84
NID ID (National ID) TN14304

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