Summersville Dam - Dike No. 1 is an earth dam built on the Gauley River and is located in Summersville, West Virginia. It was built in 1965 for the purpose of flood control.
The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Summersville Dam - Dike No. 1 is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
|Dam length||2,125 feet|
|Dam height||80 feet|
|Max storage||233,400 acre feet|
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.
Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.
Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.
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.
Inspections are every 5 years.
|Distance to nearest town (miles)||5|
|NID ID (National ID)||WV06702|