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Dahlonega, Georgia
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1931

Woody Lake Dam is a gravity dam built on the Canada Creek River and is located in Dahlonega, Georgia. It was built in 1931 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by White, Ned.

Location
Woody Lake Dam
Dahlonega, Georgia, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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White, Ned
Owner
Private

Woody Lake Dam is privately owned by White, Ned.

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1931
Completed
Walter Woody
Dam designer
Canada Creek River
River built on
Woody Lake Dam was built in 1931.
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Summary
Dam length 175 feet
Dam height 30 feet
Hydraulic height 12 feet
Max storage 299 acre feet
Normal storage 213 acre feet
Surface area 40 acres
Drainage area 639 square miles
175 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.

30 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.

12 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.

299 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.

213 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.

40 acres
Surface area

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

639 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.

No 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.

3/16/2016
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Latitude 34
Longitude -84
NID ID (National ID) GA02052

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