Chickamauga Dam (Chickamauga Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Chickamauga
Other Name: CHICKAMAUGA LAKE
NID ID: TN06504
Longitude: -85.23
Latitude: 35.10333
County: HAMILTON
River: TENNESSEE RIVER
State: TN
Nearest City: Chattanooga
Distance: 6.00 miles
Owner Name: TVA
Owner Type: Federal
Dam Designer: TVA
Private Dam? No
Core: Homogeneous Dam (Position)
Earth (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RSK
Purposes: Flood Control
Year Completed: 1940
Dam Length: 5800 feet
Structural Height: 129 feet
Hydraulic Height: 84 feet
Maximum Discharge: 614000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 943908 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 622662 acre-feet
Surface Area: 36050 acres
Drainage Area: 20790 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
State Regulating Agency: NONE
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 720 feet
Outlet Gates: L
Volume of Dam: 3299900 cubic yards
Number of Locks: 1
Length of Locks: 360 feet
Lock Width: 60 feet
Federal Funding Agency: CHICKAMAUGA 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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