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Richton, Mississippi
Federal ownership
Built in 1973

Turkey Fork Dam is an earth dam built on the Turkey Fork River and is located in Richton, Mississippi. It was built in 1973 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS. It is also known as Kittrel Creek Lake.

Location
Turkey Fork Dam
Richton, Mississippi, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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USDA FS
Owner
Federal

Turkey Fork Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

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1973
Completed
Turkey Fork River
River built on
Turkey Fork Dam was built in 1973.
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Summary
Dam length 1,180 feet
Dam height 21 feet
Max discharge 7,100 cubic feet per second
Max storage 8,400 acre feet
Normal storage 3,400 acre feet
Drainage area 11 square miles
1,180 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
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.

7,100 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.

8,400 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.

3,400 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.

11 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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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

Not required
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.

4/6/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 10 years.

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Also known as Kittrel Creek Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 15
Latitude 31
Longitude -88
NID ID (National ID) MS01339

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