Lewis Smith Dam (Smith Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Lewis Smith
Other Name: LEWIS SMITH
NID ID: AL01420
Longitude: -87.10833
Latitude: 33.94167
Map Section: S6 T13S R5W
County: WALKER, CULLMAN
River: SIPSEY FORK, WARRIOR RIVER
State: AL
Nearest City: SIPSEY
Distance: 12.00 miles
Owner Name: ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
Owner Type: Public Utility
Dam Designer: ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
Private Dam? No
Dam Type: Rockfill
Core: Core (Position)
Earth (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Hydroelectric
Year Completed: 1961
Dam Length: 2200 feet
Dam Height: 300 feet
Structural Height: 300 feet
Hydraulic Height: 210 feet
Maximum Discharge: 317800 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 1670600 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 1390000 acre-feet
Surface Area: 21200 acres
Drainage Area: 944 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2012-09-11
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? No
Spillway Type: Uncontrolled
Spillway Width: 0 feet
Volume of Dam: 5195000 cubic yards
Federal Funding Agency: LEWIS SMITH
Federal Regulatory Agency:
Federal Inspection Agency:
Source Agency:

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