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Mississippi
Public utility owned
Built in 2011

Retention Pond A. Dam is an earth dam located in Mississippi. It was built in 2011 .

The dam is owned by the public utility, Mississippi Power Company.

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Retention Pond A. Dam
Mississippi, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Mississippi Power Company
Owner
Public utility

Retention Pond A. Dam is owned by the public utility, Mississippi Power Company.

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2011
Completed
MS Power Company
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Retention Pond A. Dam was built in 2011.
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Summary
Dam length 1,200 feet
Dam height 24 feet
Structural height 14 feet
Hydraulic height 23 feet
Max discharge 138 cubic feet per second
Max storage 98 acre feet
1,200 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.

24 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.

14 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.

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.

138 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

98 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.

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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.

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Latitude 32
Longitude -88
NID ID (National ID) MS03773

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