Townsends Dam #1 is an earth dam built on the Tr-Pamunkey River and is located in RT. 604, Virginia. It was built in 1951 for the purpose of recreation.
The dam is privately owned by James Townsend.
Townsends Dam #1 is privately owned by James Townsend.
|Dam length||257 feet|
|Dam height||12 feet|
|Structural height||12 feet|
|Hydraulic height||12 feet|
|Max storage||69 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.
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.
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.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.
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.
|NID ID (National ID)||VA101020|