Oxford Dam (Lake Hickory)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Oxford
Other Name: LAKE HICKORY
NID ID: NC00329
Longitude: -81.19222
Latitude: 35.82139
County: CATAWBA
River: CATAWBA RIVER
State: NC
Nearest City: TAYLORSVILLE, NC
Distance: 7.00 miles
Owner Name: DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS, LLC
Owner Type: Private
Dam Designer: WESTERN CAROLINA POWER COMPANY
Private Dam? No
Core: Homogeneous Dam (Position)
Concrete (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Hydroelectric
Year Completed: 1928
Dam Length: 796 feet
Dam Height: 122 feet
Structural Height: 89.5 feet
Hydraulic Height: 90 feet
Maximum Discharge: 480158 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 127500 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 127500 acre-feet
Surface Area: 4110 acres
Drainage Area: 1310 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2012-07-18
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? No
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 540 feet
Outlet Gates: S10;
Federal Funding Agency: LAKE HICKORY
Federal Regulatory Agency:
Federal Inspection Agency:
Source Agency:

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