Veterans Memorial Dam

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Lake of The Woods Dam)
Jump to: navigation, search
Veterans Memorial Dam
Veterans Memorial Dam is located in Virginia
Veterans Memorial Dam
Location of Veterans Memorial Dam
Official name Veterans Memorial (Main) Dam (LOWA Dam No. 1)
Country United States
Location Lake of the Woods, Orange County, Virginia
Coordinates 38°20′59″N 77°45′17″W / 38.34972°N 77.75472°W / 38.34972; -77.75472Coordinates: 38°20′59″N 77°45′17″W / 38.34972°N 77.75472°W / 38.34972; -77.75472
Status Operational
Opening date 1968
Owner(s) Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, earth-fill
Impounds Flat Run
Height 60 ft (18 m)
Length 1,450 ft (442 m)
Elevation at crest 325.5 ft (99 m)
Spillway capacity 4,000 cu ft/s (113 m3/s)
Reservoir
Creates Lake of the Woods
Total capacity 13,800 acre·ft (17,022,049 m3)
Catchment area 7.12 sq mi (18 km2)
Surface area 639 acres (259 ha)

The Veterans Memorial Dam (National ID # VA13701), also known as the Lake of the Woods Main Dam, is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Flat Run located 15.3 mi (25 km) west of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The dam was constructed in 1968 with the primary purpose of recreation. Surrounding its reservoir is the resort community of Lake of the Woods.[1] The Lake of the Woods Association owns the dam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. Veterans Memorial (Main) Dam (Dam No. 1) on Flat Run Orange County, Virginia". Emergency Action Plan. Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2012.