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CARDINAL LAKE DAM - GA00581-3343

Incident ID GA00581-3343
Dam Name CARDINAL LAKE DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential L
State GA
Incident Date 01/01/2019
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Deterioration Or Poor Condition
Incident Mechanism 1 Spillway Pipe Failure
Incident Mechanism 2
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Flow through principal spillway displaced outlet end of pipe, creating hole in downstream slope.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident No
Fatalities (Number)
Number of People Evacuated Unknown
Number of Habitable Structures Evacuated Unknown
Number of Habitable Structures Flooded Unknown
Other Infrastructure Impacts Unknown
Economic Damages (in $) Unknown
Volume released at failure (ac-ft)
Response Road over dam closed and temporary repairs done quickly. Lake drain then opened to keep lake low.
Additional Remarks or Updates Auxiliary spillway was already in very poor condition. Program in process of reclassifying the dam.
Incident Time
Incident Duration
Incident Report Produced Yes
Information Sources GA Safe Dams Program
Owner Type P
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) R
EAP NR
Year Completed 1959
Year Modified 0
Dam Height 27 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 380 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 34 acres
River Name KNOX BRANCH
Latitude 33.975
Longitude -84.13
Regulatory Agency(ies) GA-SAFE DAMS PROGRAM
NID Number GA00581
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