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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Privately owned

Tungston Mine Tailings Dam is an earth dam built on the Island Creek-Tr River and is located in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. It was built for the purpose of tailings.

The dam is privately owned by Ranchers Dev CO. It is also known as Ranchers Development CO Lake.

Tungston Mine Tailings Dam
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, U.S.
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Ranchers Dev CO

Tungston Mine Tailings Dam is privately owned by Ranchers Dev CO.

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Dam length 600 feet
Structural height 27 feet
Max storage 17 acre feet
600 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.

27 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.

17 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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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.

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Also known as Ranchers Development CO Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 33
Latitude 36
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NC01689

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