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.
Velvet Hills South SWM Dam is owned by the local government.
|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|
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.
Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.
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.
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.
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.
Inspections are every 3 years.
|Distance to nearest town (miles)||2|
|NID ID (National ID)||MD00426|