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Thigpen Community, Georgia
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Privately owned
Built in 1959

Ray Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Unknown River and is located in Thigpen Community, Georgia. It was built in 1959 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is privately owned by Ray, Jack B.

Ray Lake Dam
Thigpen Community, Georgia, U.S.
Dam type
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Foundation type
Core type
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Ray, Jack B.

Ray Lake Dam is privately owned by Ray, Jack B..

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Dam designer
Unknown River
River built on
Ray Lake Dam was built in 1959.
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Dam length 630 feet
Dam height 35 feet
Max storage 516 acre feet
Surface area 38 acres
630 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.

35 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.

516 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.

38 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

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Latitude 33
Longitude -82
NID ID (National ID) GA00371

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