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Rockingham, North Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1948

Richmond Community College Dam is an earth dam built on the Falling Creek-Os River and is located in Rockingham, North Carolina. It was built in 1948 and modified in 1995 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Richmond Technical Community College. It is also known as Richmond Technical Institute Dam.

Location
Richmond Community College Dam
Rockingham, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Richmond Technical Community College
Owner
Private

Richmond Community College Dam is privately owned by Richmond Technical Community College.

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1948
Completed
1995
Modified
Falling Creek-Os River
River built on
Richmond Community College Dam was built in 1948 and modified in 1995.
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Summary
Dam length 555 feet
Structural height 18 feet
Hydraulic height 13 feet
Max discharge 2,553 cubic feet per second
Max storage 233 acre feet
Normal storage 144 acre feet
Surface area 28 acres
Drainage area 2 square miles
555 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.

18 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.

13 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.

2,553 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.

233 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.

144 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.

28 acres
Surface area

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

2 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.

No 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.

12/21/2017
Most recent inspection date

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Also known as Richmond Technical Institute Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 34
Longitude -79
NID ID (National ID) NC00634

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