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Summersville, West Virginia
Flood Control
Federal ownership
Built in 1965

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.

Location
Summersville Dam - Dike No. 1
Summersville, West Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Owner
Federal

Summersville Dam - Dike No. 1 is under federal ownership and is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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1965
Completed
Gauley River
River built on
Summersville Dam - Dike No. 1 was built in 1965.
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Summary
Dam length 2,125 feet
Dam height 80 feet
Max storage 233,400 acre feet
2,125 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.

80 feet
Dam height

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.

233,400 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.

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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.

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.

8/23/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 38
Longitude -80
NID ID (National ID) WV06702
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