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Oxford, North Carolina
Recreation
Privately owned

Wortham Pond Dam is an earth dam built on the Tabb's Creek-Tr River and is located in Oxford, North Carolina. It was built for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Elizabeth Ann Wortham.

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Wortham Pond Dam
Oxford, North Carolina, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Elizabeth Ann Wortham
Owner
Private

Wortham Pond Dam is privately owned by Elizabeth Ann Wortham.

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Summary
Dam length 295 feet
Structural height 25 feet
Hydraulic height 22 feet
Max storage 42 acre feet
Surface area 4 acres
295 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.

25 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.

22 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.

42 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.

4 acres
Surface area

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

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Low
Downstream potential hazard

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.

Not required
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.

2/13/2003
Most recent inspection date

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 5
Latitude 36
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NC05021

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