Buford Dam (Lake Lanier)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Buford
Other Name: LAKE SIDNEY LANIER
NID ID: GA00824
Longitude: -84.07333
Latitude: 34.16
County: FORSYTH
River: CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER
State: GA
Nearest City: BUFORD
Distance: 1.00 miles
Owner Name: CESAM
Owner Type: Federal
Private Dam? No
Dam Type: Earth
Purposes: Flood Control
Year Completed: 1958
Dam Length: 2470 feet
Structural Height: 231 feet
Hydraulic Height: 193 feet
Maximum Discharge: 13900 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 2554000 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 1917000 acre-feet
Surface Area: 47182 acres
Drainage Area: 1040 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2009-01-27
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 100 feet
Volume of Dam: 3751000 cubic yards
Federal Funding Agency: LAKE SIDNEY LANIER
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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