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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Flood Control
Privately owned
Built in 1995

Second Broad W.S.Structure #2 Dam is an earth dam built on the Cathey's Creek River and is located in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. It was built in 1995 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is privately owned by Diane C. Fountain.

Location
Second Broad W.S.Structure #2 Dam
Rutherfordton, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Diane C. Fountain
Owner
Private

Second Broad W.S.Structure #2 Dam is privately owned by Diane C. Fountain.

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1995
Completed
USDA NRCS-SCS
Dam designer
Cathey's Creek River
River built on
Second Broad W.S.Structure #2 Dam was built in 1995.
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Summary
Dam length 585 feet
Structural height 56 feet
Hydraulic height 26 feet
Max discharge 15,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 3,360 acre feet
Normal storage 426 acre feet
Surface area 41 acres
Drainage area 7 square miles
585 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.

56 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.

26 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.

15,000 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.

3,360 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.

426 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.

41 acres
Surface area

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

7 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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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.

2/15/2018
Most recent inspection date

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Former name 0
Latitude 35
Longitude -81
NID ID (National ID) NC05440

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