Westvaco Dam 1 is an earth dam built on the Tr-East Branch Cooper River and is located in South Carolina. It was built in 1953 for the purpose of recreation.
The state-owned dam is owned by the SC Department of Natural Resources. The dam used to be known as Scnoname 08024.
The state-owned dam is owned by the SC Department of Natural Resources.
|Dam length||2,300 feet|
|Dam height||13 feet|
|Max storage||600 acre feet|
|Normal storage||147 acre feet|
|Surface area||92 acres|
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.
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.
Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.
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.
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 5 years.
|Former name||Scnoname 08024|
|NID ID (National ID)||SC00963|