The Dam

The Dam (HM8WD)

Location: Catawba, SC 29704 Chester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 47.463', W 80° 52.8'

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As a boat approached the canal traveling south on the Catawba River, the patroon, or river boat pilot, first saw the diversion dam. The dam consisted of piles of loose stone on the river bottom. The dam projected from the bank at roughly forty degrees, and did not completely cross the river. It was designed simply to keep a sufficient water supply flowing through the canal when the river was low and to maintain an area of calm water to prevent boats from being swept into the shoals during floods
HM NumberHM8WD
Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 510977 N 3849878
Decimal Degrees34.79105000, -80.88000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 47.463', W 80° 52.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 47' 27.78" N, 80° 52' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2051 Park Dr, Catawba SC 29704, US
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