National Dam Safety Program. Turner Dam (Inventory Number VA 16308), James River Basin, Rockbridge County, Virginia. Phase I Inspection Report.
ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT NORFOLK VA
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The dam is an earthfill structure about 800 feet long and 45.2 feet high. The dam is classified as an intermediate size dam with a significant hazard classification. The designed principal spillway is a 10-inch steel drop-inlet stand pipe located in the reservoir. Because of underlying cavernous limestone beneath the reservoir, the water level is considerably below the normal design pool. There are two emergency spillways. The left emergency spillway is an open channel spillway which is a low point in natural ground. The right emergency spillway is an open channel cut into natural ground. The spillways will pass the PMF without overtopping therefore, the spillways are adjudged as adequate. The visual inspection revealed no apparent problems or remedial measures in need of immediate attention.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Civil Engineering