Watauga Dam (Watauga Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Watauga
Other Name: WATAUGA LAKE
NID ID: TN01903
Longitude: -82.118
Latitude: 36.323
County: CARTER
River: WATAUGA RIVER
State: TN
Nearest City: Elizabethton
Distance: 10.00 miles
Owner Name: TVA
Owner Type: Federal
Dam Designer: TVA
Private Dam? No
Core: Core (Position)
Earth (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Flood Control
Year Completed: 1948
Year Modified/Mod Type: 1983
Dam Length: 900 feet
Dam Height: 332 feet
Structural Height: 332 feet
Hydraulic Height: 308 feet
Maximum Discharge: 54000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 751557 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 569121 acre-feet
Surface Area: 6440 acres
Drainage Area: 468 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
State Regulating Agency: NONE
Spillway Type: Uncontrolled
Spillway Width: 385 feet
Outlet Gates: U;S;V
Volume of Dam: 3562670 cubic yards
Federal Funding Agency: WATAUGA LAKE
Federal Design Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Construction Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Regulatory Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Inspection Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Operating Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Owner (Agency): Tennessee Valley Authority
Source Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority

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