Lay Dam (Lay Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Lay
NID ID: AL01418
Longitude: -86.51833
Latitude: 32.9637
Map Section: S24 T23N R15E
County: CHILTON, COOSA
River: COOSA RIVER
State: AL
Nearest City: NONE
Owner Name: ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
Owner Type: Public Utility
Dam Designer: ALABAMA POWER COMPANY
Private Dam? No
Core: Homogeneous Dam (Position)
Concrete (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Hydroelectric
Year Completed: 1914
Dam Length: 2260 feet
Dam Height: 130 feet
Structural Height: 130 feet
Hydraulic Height: 86 feet
Maximum Discharge: 560000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 262800 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 262800 acre-feet
Surface Area: 12000 acres
Drainage Area: 9087 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2012-07-19
Inspection Frequency: 1
State Regulated Dam? No
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 930 feet
Outlet Gates: T26;
Volume of Dam: 344000 cubic yards
Federal Regulatory Agency:
Federal Inspection Agency:
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