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Masontown, West Virginia
Flood Control
State owned
Built in 1968

Upper Deckers No. 7 Dam is an earth dam built on the Deckers Creek River and is located in Masontown, West Virginia. It was built in 1968 for the purpose of flood control.

The state-owned dam is owned by the WVDNR, Wildlife Resources.

Location
Upper Deckers No. 7 Dam
Masontown, West Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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WVDNR, Wildlife Resources
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the WVDNR, Wildlife Resources.

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1968
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Deckers Creek River
River built on
Upper Deckers No. 7 Dam was built in 1968.
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Summary
Dam length 540 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Hydraulic height 12 feet
Max discharge 1,591 cubic feet per second
Max storage 98 acre feet
Normal storage 27 acre feet
Surface area 19 acres
540 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.

15 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.

12 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.

1,591 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.

98 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.

27 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.

19 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.

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.

5/18/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Former name 0
Latitude 39
Longitude -79
NID ID (National ID) WV07712

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