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Reusens Dam
Reusens Dam is located in Virginia
Reusens Dam
Location of Reusens Dam in Virginia
Location Amherst County, Virginia, U.S.
Coordinates 37°27′47.68″N 79°11′10.44″W / 37.4632444°N 79.1862333°W / 37.4632444; -79.1862333
Purpose Power
Status In use
Opening date 1903
Owner(s) Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
Operator(s) Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Concrete gravity and concrete arch
Impounds James River
Height 24 feet
Length 416 feet
Power station
Operator(s) Eagle Creek Renewable Energy
Turbines 5
Installed capacity 12.5 MW

The Reusens Dam is a 12.5 MW hydroelectric generation facility on the James River near the city of Lynchburg, Virginia. The project includes a concrete gravity dam spanning the left side of river which incorporates eight 16 3/4-foot-high flood gates, a 125 feet long by 25 feet tall concrete arch dam segment with 7 1/4-foot-high flashboards, and two separate power houses towards the right bank which contain hydroelectric generation equipment. The A and B power houses have installed capacities of 7.5 MW with three turbines and 5.0 MW with two turbines, respectively. The plant is used in a peaking capacity. The dam is located downstream of the smaller Holcomb Rock Dam and upstream of the Scotts Mill Dam. The typically submerged Bosher Dam near Richmond lies further downstream.

During the year ending September 30, 2014, the project did not produce any electricity.

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