Wheeler Dam (Wheeler Lake)

Field Descriptions

Dam Name: Wheeler
Other Name: WHEELER LAKE
NID ID: AL07701
Longitude: -87.38167
Latitude: 34.79833
County: LAUDERDALE; LAWRENCE
River: TENNESSEE RIVER
State: AL
Nearest City: Florence
Distance: 16.00 miles
Owner Name: TVA
Owner Type: Federal
Dam Designer: DOI BR;TVA
Private Dam? No
Core: Homogeneous Dam (Position)
Concrete (Type)
Known (Certainty)
Foundation: RK
Purposes: Flood Control
Year Completed: 1936
Year Modified/Mod Type: 1982
Dam Length: 6342 feet
Dam Height: 70 feet
Structural Height: 72 feet
Hydraulic Height: 68 feet
Maximum Discharge: 777000 cu ft/sec
Maximum Storage: 1358355 acre-feet
Normal Storage: 1049007 acre-feet
Surface Area: 67070 acres
Drainage Area: 29590 square miles
Hazard Potential: High
Emergency Action Plan? Yes
Inspection Date: 2009-05-14
Inspection Frequency: 5
State Regulated Dam? No
Spillway Type: Controlled
Spillway Width: 2400 feet
Outlet Gates: T
Volume of Dam: 1150600 cubic yards
Number of Locks: 2
Length of Locks: 600 feet
Lock Width: 110 feet
Federal Funding Agency: WHEELER LAKE
Federal Design Agency:
Federal Construction Agency:
Federal Regulatory Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Inspection Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Operating Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority
Federal Owner (Agency): Tennessee Valley Authority
Source Agency: Tennessee Valley Authority

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