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Red River, North Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned

Sparrow Springs Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the South Crowders Creek Trib River and is located in Red River, North Carolina. It was built for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Nancy M. Reid.

Location
Sparrow Springs Lake Dam
Red River, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Nancy M. Reid
Owner
Private

Sparrow Springs Lake Dam is privately owned by Nancy M. Reid.

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None
South Crowders Creek Trib River
River built on
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Summary
Dam length 256 feet
Structural height 28 feet
Hydraulic height 23 feet
Max storage 60 acre feet
Surface area 8 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
256 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.

28 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.

60 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.

8 acres
Surface area

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

0 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.

11/30/2017
Most recent inspection date

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 34
Latitude 35
Longitude -81
NID ID (National ID) NC01681
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