Upper Shields Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Tr-James River and is located in Virginia. It was built for the purpose of recreation.
The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Swan Lake.
Upper Shields Lake Dam is owned by the local government.
|Dam length||1,000 feet|
|Dam height||20 feet|
|Structural height||20 feet|
|Hydraulic height||20 feet|
|Max storage||320 acre feet|
|Normal storage||46 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.
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.
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.
|Also known as||Swan Lake|
|NID ID (National ID)||VA760004|