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Alum Creek Lake

Huntington District
Published Jan. 10, 2024

Alum Creek Lake was authorized by Section 203 of Flood Control Act of 1962. The primary project purposes are are flood risk reduction, water supply for the Columbus metropolitan area, fish and wildlife, and recreation. The lake is impounded by a rolled earthfill dam, 93 ft. tall and 10,200 ft. long with a gated concrete spillway. The dam was completed in August 1974 and serves a drainage area of 123 square miles. The 118 ft spillway is gated concrete in the channel section of the dam with three 34 x 25 ft tainter gates supported by 8 ft piers. A 60-inch diameter low flow conduit discharges into the stilling basin and a 60-inch diameter water supply pipe extends to downstream pumping facilities. Land includes 8,488 fee acres and 254 flowage easement acres. There are four recreation areas at the project. The Corps of Engineer recreation areas include a Visitor Center and day use areas. Alum Creek State Park comprises most of the recreational facilities on the project.

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