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Thurmond, West Virginia
Privately owned
Built in 2013

The Summit - Dam A1 is an earth dam built on the Barren Branch River and is located in Thurmond, West Virginia. It was built in 2013 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Bsa Summit Group. It is also known as Dam A1.

The Summit - Dam A1
Thurmond, West Virginia, U.S.
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Core type
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Bsa Summit Group

The Summit - Dam A1 is privately owned by Bsa Summit Group.

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Barren Branch River
River built on
The Summit - Dam A1 was built in 2013.
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Dam length 872 feet
Dam height 40 feet
Max storage 939 acre feet
Normal storage 358 acre feet
Surface area 51 acres
Drainage area 474 square miles
872 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.

40 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.

939 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.

358 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.

51 acres
Surface area

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

474 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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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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Dam A1
Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 37
Longitude -81
NID ID (National ID) WV01917

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