Clarkes Dam (aka Clarkes Lake Dam)



Water barrier or embankment built across the course of a stream or into a body of water to control and (or) impound the flow of water.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
37.1756066°, -77.5437126°
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200 ft. (61 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Clarkes Dam is covered by the Sutherland, VA US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Dams

Picture Dam 1.8 mi
Lake Jordon Dam 2.1 mi
Stafford Brothers Dam 2.1 mi
Bragan Dam 3.2 mi
Musgrove Dam 3.2 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Clarkes Lake Water 0.1 mi
Virginia Motorsports Park Man-made 0.9 mi
Ocran Cemetery Man-made 1.4 mi
Picture Lake Water 1.5 mi
Picture Lake Campground Man-made 1.7 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is HOPEW which is approximately 17 miles away and has an elevation of 40 feet (160 feet lower than Clarkes Dam). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 4.09" 50.2° 29.2°
February 3.14" 54.1° 31.4°
March 4.28" 62.9° 38.5°
April 3.43" 73.2° 46.3°
May 4.05" 80.2° 55.4°
June 2.80" 87.4° 63.7°
July 4.50" 91.0° 68.2°
August 4.23" 89.3° 66.7°
September 4.73" 83.7° 60.5°
October 3.57" 73.6° 48.6°
November 3.29" 63.7° 40.1°
December 3.15" 54.1° 32.9°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 74% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 75% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 71% of other locations on record.