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Lagrange, North Carolina
Privately owned
Built in 1962

Whitley Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Bear Creek River and is located in Lagrange, North Carolina. It was built in 1962 and modified in 2004 .

The dam is privately owned by Roland Gray, Chairman. It is also known as Bear Creek W/S Dam #11.

Location
Whitley Lake Dam
Lagrange, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Roland Gray, Chairman
Owner
Private

Whitley Lake Dam is privately owned by Roland Gray, Chairman.

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1962
Completed
2004
Modified
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Bear Creek River
River built on
Whitley Lake Dam was built in 1962 and modified in 2004.
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Summary
Dam length 907 feet
Structural height 21 feet
Hydraulic height 8 feet
Max discharge 330 cubic feet per second
Max storage 700 acre feet
Normal storage 187 acre feet
Surface area 58 acres
Drainage area 5 square miles
907 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.

21 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.

8 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.

330 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.

700 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.

187 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.

58 acres
Surface area

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

5 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.

10/17/2016
Most recent inspection date

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Also known as Bear Creek W/S Dam #11
Former name 0
Latitude 35
Longitude -77
NID ID (National ID) NC00981

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