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Durham, North Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1951

Sykes Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Cabin Branch-Tr River and is located in Durham, North Carolina. It was built in 1951 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by R. G. Sykes.

Location
Sykes Lake Dam
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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R. G. Sykes
Owner
Private

Sykes Lake Dam is privately owned by R. G. Sykes.

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1951
Completed
Cabin Branch-Tr River
River built on
Sykes Lake Dam was built in 1951.
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Summary
Dam length 900 feet
Structural height 21 feet
Max discharge 13 cubic feet per second
Max storage 100 acre feet
Surface area 13 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
900 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.

13 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.

100 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.

13 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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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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.

5/27/2009
Most recent inspection date

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 36
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NC01028

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