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HEADS CREEK RESERVOIR DAM - GA01465-3347

Incident ID GA01465-3347
Dam Name HEADS CREEK RESERVOIR DAM
Downstream Hazard Potential H
State GA
Incident Date 04/19/2019
Incident Type Non-failure
Incident Driver Hydrologic/flooding
Incident Mechanism 1 Spillway Erosion/head Cutting
Incident Mechanism 2 High Reservoir Level
Incident Mechanism 3
Incident Description Scour damage due to major rainfall and spillway's left sidewall being overtopped in high flows.
Named Hydrologic Event
EAP Enacted (Y/N) due to Incident Unknown
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 Consultant was hired fairly quickly and called the Program. Consultant inspected the dam on 5/1/19.
Additional Remarks or Updates Program approved temporary plans. Construction completed in 4/20.
Incident Time
Incident Duration
Incident Report Produced Unknown
Information Sources GA Safe Dams Program
Owner Type L
Dam Type RE
Primary Purpose(s) S
EAP Y
Year Completed 1963
Year Modified 1983
Dam Height 31 ft
Max Storage (ac-ft) 7588 ac-ft
Surface Area (acres) 300 acres
River Name HEAD'S CREEK
Latitude 33.2804
Longitude -84.3744
Regulatory Agency(ies) GA-SAFE DAMS PROGRAM
NID Number GA01465
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