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James River, Virginia
Recreation
State owned
Built in 1951

Va. State Farm Dam 3 is an earth dam built on the Tr-James River and is located in James River, Virginia. It was built in 1951 for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the Va. Dept of Corrections. It is also known as No. 3 Pond Dam.

Location
Va. State Farm Dam 3
James River, Virginia, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Va. Dept of Corrections
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the Va. Dept of Corrections.

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1951
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Tr-James River
River built on
Va. State Farm Dam 3 was built in 1951.
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Summary
Dam length 288 feet
Dam height 32 feet
Hydraulic height 20 feet
Max discharge 1,512 cubic feet per second
Max storage 141 acre feet
Normal storage 63 acre feet
Surface area 8 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
288 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.

32 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.

20 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.

1,512 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.

141 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.

63 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.

8 acres
Surface area

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

0 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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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.

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.

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Also known as No. 3 Pond Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 37
Longitude -77
NID ID (National ID) VA145014

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