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Owings Mills, Maryland
Flood Control
Local government owned
Built in 1987

Velvet Hills South SWM Dam is an earth dam built on the GWYNNS Falls-Tr River and is located in Owings Mills, Maryland. It was built in 1987 and modified in 1991S for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Velvet Hills South SWM Dam
Owings Mills, Maryland, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Baltimore County Deprm
Owner
Local government

Velvet Hills South SWM Dam is owned by the local government.

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1987
Completed
1991S
Modified
Daft, Mccune & Walker
Dam designer
GWYNNS Falls-Tr River
River built on
Velvet Hills South SWM Dam was built in 1987 and modified in 1991S.
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Summary
Dam length 200 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Max discharge 411 cubic feet per second
Max storage 14 acre feet
Drainage area 0 square miles
200 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.

411 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.

14 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.

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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Significant
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.

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.

4/5/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 39
Longitude -76
NID ID (National ID) MD00426

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