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Haletown, Tennessee
Hydroelectric
Federal ownership
Built in 1978

Raccoon Mountain Dam is built on the Tennessee River - John Mcnabb Branch and is located in Haletown, Tennessee. It was built in 1978 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Tva. It is also known as Raccoon Mountain Reservoir.

Location
Raccoon Mountain Dam
Haletown, Tennessee, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Tva
Owner
Federal

Raccoon Mountain Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Tva.

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1978
Completed
Tva
Dam designer
Tennessee River - John Mcnabb Branch
River built on
Raccoon Mountain Dam was built in 1978.
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Summary
Dam length 8,500 feet
Dam height 230 feet
Structural height 230 feet
Hydraulic height 224 feet
Max storage 36,340 acre feet
Normal storage 2,200 acre feet
Surface area 528 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
8,500 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.

230 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.

230 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.

224 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.

36,340 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.

2,200 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.

528 acres
Surface area

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

1 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.

11/27/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Raccoon Mountain Reservoir
Distance to nearest town (miles) 15
Latitude 35
Longitude -85
NID ID (National ID) TN11501

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