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Darby, North Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1971

Trout Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Laurel Fork Creek River and is located in Darby, North Carolina. It was built in 1971 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Powder Horne MTN. Property Owners Assoc. It is also known as Powder Horne Mountain Dam.

Location
Trout Lake Dam
Darby, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Powder Horne MTN. Property Owners Assoc.
Owner
Private

Trout Lake Dam is privately owned by Powder Horne MTN. Property Owners Assoc..

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1971
Completed
Laurel Fork Creek River
River built on
Trout Lake Dam was built in 1971.
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Summary
Dam length 170 feet
Structural height 49 feet
Hydraulic height 43 feet
Max storage 60 acre feet
Normal storage 42 acre feet
Surface area 3 acres
170 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.

49 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.

43 feet
Hydraulic height

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.

60 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.

42 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.

3 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

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.

1/23/2018
Most recent inspection date

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Also known as Powder Horne Mountain Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 4
Latitude 36
Longitude -81
NID ID (National ID) NC00152

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