Keowee Dam (Lake Keowee)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Keowee
NID ID: SC00706
Longitude: -82.88722
Latitude: 34.79805
County: OCONEE
River: KEOWEE RIVER
State: SC
Nearest City: CLEMSON, S.C.
Distance: 12.00 miles
Owner Name: DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS, LLC
Owner Type: Public Utility
Dam Designer: C.T. MAIN
Private Dam? NO
Dam Type: Earth
Core: Homogeneous Dam (Position)
Earth (Type)
Estimated (Certainty)
Foundation: RSZ
Purposes: Hydroelectric
Year Completed: 1971
Dam Length: 3500 feet
Dam Height: 170 feet
Structural Height: 170 feet
Hydraulic Height: 170 feet
Maximum Discharge: 26000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 955586 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 99586 acre-feet
Surface Area: 18372 acres
Drainage Area: 439 square miles
Hazard Potential: HIGH
Emergency Action Plan? YES
Inspection Date: 2012-04-10
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? NO
Spillway Type: CONTROLLED
Spillway Width: 176 feet
Volume of Dam: 2043000 cubic yards
Federal Regulatory Agency:
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