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Fairview, Alabama
Recreation
Public utility owned
Built in 1948

Stowers Number Three Dam is an earth dam built on the Murder Creek Offstream River and is located in Fairview, Alabama. It was built in 1948 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the public utility, E. B. Stowers Estate.

Location
Stowers Number Three Dam
Fairview, Alabama, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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E. B. Stowers Estate
Owner
Public utility

Stowers Number Three Dam is owned by the public utility, E. B. Stowers Estate.

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1948
Completed
Murder Creek Offstream River
River built on
Stowers Number Three Dam was built in 1948.
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Summary
Dam length 360 feet
Structural height 21 feet
Hydraulic height 20 feet
Max discharge 60 cubic feet per second
Max storage 88 acre feet
Normal storage 88 acre feet
360 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.

21 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.

60 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.

88 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.

88 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.

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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.

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.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 31
Longitude -87
NID ID (National ID) AL01887

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