Gathright Dam (Moomaw Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Gathright Dam
Other Name: MOOMAW
NID ID: VA00501
Longitude: -79.95167
Latitude: 37.955
County: ALLEGHANY
River: JACKSON RIVER
State: VA
Nearest City: COVINGTON
Distance: 19.00 miles
Owner Name: CENAO
Owner Type: Federal
Dam Designer: CENAO
Private Dam? No
Dam Type: Rockfill
Core: Earth (Type)
Foundation: R
Purposes: Flood Control
Year Completed: 1978
Dam Length: 1208 feet
Dam Height: 257 feet
Structural Height: 257 feet
Hydraulic Height: 228 feet
Maximum Discharge: 6100 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 421500 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 123700 acre-feet
Surface Area: 2530 acres
Drainage Area: 345 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2009-05-06
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
State Regulating Agency: DCR
Spillway Type: Uncontrolled
Spillway Width: 100 feet
Outlet Gates: Slide/Sluicegate
Volume of Dam: 2103200 cubic yards
Federal Funding Agency: MOOMAW
Federal Design Agency: Department of Defense;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Federal Construction Agency: Department of Defense;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Federal Regulatory Agency: Department of Defense;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Federal Inspection Agency: CE
Federal Operating Agency: Department of Defense;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Federal Owner (Agency): Department of Defense;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Other Federal Agencies: Department of Defense;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Source Agency: Department of Defense;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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