Share Share
US National Dams
Rowland Lake Dam Lower
Find a dam
Contents
Explore
Search
US National Dams
More
About US National Dams
Copyright © 2021 nationaldams.com and US National Dams. All Rights Reserved.

All content on this website ("the Site") is the property of US National Dams. The collection and assembly of content on this Site are the exclusive property of US National Dams and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).

Rowland Lake Dam Lower Share Share

Overview Share Share
Back to Top
Spencer Mountain, North Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned

Rowland Lake Dam Lower is an earth dam built on the South Fork River and is located in Spencer Mountain, North Carolina. It was built for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Glenn Rowland. It is also known as Ray Durham Lower Dam.

Location
Rowland Lake Dam Lower
Spencer Mountain, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Map Share Share
Back to Top
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Ownership Share Share
Back to Top
Glenn Rowland
Owner
Private

Rowland Lake Dam Lower is privately owned by Glenn Rowland.

Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Construction Share Share
Back to Top
None
South Fork River
River built on
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Metrics Share Share
Back to Top
Summary
Structural height 26 feet
Hydraulic height 20 feet
Max storage 70 acre feet
Surface area 6 acres
26 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.

20 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.

70 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.

6 acres
Surface area

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

Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Safety Share Share
Back to Top
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.

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.

10/29/2013
Most recent inspection date

Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
About Share Share
Also known as Ray Durham Lower Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 4
Latitude 35
Longitude -81
NID ID (National ID) NC01675
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).
Was this site helpful to you? We would very much appreciate you whitelisting us or using this link when you shop on Amazon (no impact on your order).