Accession Number : ADA108252


Title :   National Program of Inspection of Non-Federal Dams, Tennessee. Lambert Dam (Inventory Number TN 00901), Little Tennessee River Basin, near Six Mile, Blount County, Tennessee. Phase I Investigation Report,


Corporate Author : TENNESSEE STATE DEPT OF CONSERVATION NASHVILLE DIV OF WATER RESOURCES


Personal Author(s) : Bluhm,Paul F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a108252.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 127


Abstract : Lambert Dam is a linear earthfill structure 605 feet long and 53 feet high with a crest width of 18 feet. The upstream and downstream slopes are IV on 3.8H and IV on 3.4H respectively. It has a capacity of 336 acre-feet at normal pool and 454 acre-feet at the top of the dam. The dam is in the intermediate size and high potential category and should pass the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF). A hydraulic and hydrologic analysis reveals that during the PMF the dam will overtop by 1.3 feet for 4.75 hours. During the 1/2 PMF, the dam overtops by .65 feet for three hours. The embankment appears to be structurally stable; however, it is considered significantly deficient because the spillway is inadequate. It is recommended that a qualified engineer be engaged to develop project modifications that will allow the dam to pass the PMF and that the owner perform routine maintenance operations.


Descriptors :   *EARTH DAMS , STABILITY , HYDROLOGY , DEFICIENCIES , SAFETY , VISUAL INSPECTION , TENNESSEE , FLOODING , RESERVOIRS


Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE