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Centre, Alabama
Public utility owned
Built in 1961

Weiss - Saddle Dike A. Dam is an earth dam built on the Coosa River and is located in Centre, Alabama. It was built in 1961 .

The dam is owned by the public utility, Alabama Power Company.

Location
Weiss - Saddle Dike A. Dam
Centre, Alabama, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Alabama Power Company
Owner
Public utility

Weiss - Saddle Dike A. Dam is owned by the public utility, Alabama Power Company.

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1961
Completed
Southern Company Services
Dam designer
Coosa River
River built on
Weiss - Saddle Dike A. Dam was built in 1961.
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Summary
Dam length 3,692 feet
Dam height 10 feet
Structural height 10 feet
Max storage 306,400 acre feet
Normal storage 306,400 acre feet
Surface area 30,200 acres
Drainage area 5,273 square miles
3,692 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.

10 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.

10 feet
Structural height

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.

306,400 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.

306,400 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.

30,200 acres
Surface area

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

5,273 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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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.

3/21/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 34
Longitude -85
NID ID (National ID) AL01415

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