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New Haven, Illinois
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1968

Absher Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Trib Little Wabash River and is located in New Haven, Illinois. It was built in 1968 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Jane Absher. It is also known as Absher Lake.

Location
Absher Lake Dam
New Haven, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Jane Absher
Owner
Private

Absher Lake Dam is privately owned by Jane Absher.

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1968
Completed
Unknown
Dam designer
Trib Little Wabash River
River built on
Absher Lake Dam was built in 1968.
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Summary
Dam length 565 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Max discharge 19 cubic feet per second
Max storage 78 acre feet
Normal storage 59 acre feet
Surface area 12 acres
Drainage area 0 square miles
565 feet
Dam length

Length of the dam is defined as the length along the top of the dam. This also includes the spillway, powerplant, navigation lock, fish pass, etc., where these form part of the length of the dam. If detached from the dam, these structures should not be included.

15 feet
Dam height

Height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance between the lowest point on the crest of the dam and the lowest point in the original streambed.

19 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

78 acre feet
Max storage

Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.

59 acre feet
Normal storage

Normal storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the normal retention level, including dead and inactive storage and excluding any flood control or surcharge storage. For normally dry flood control dams, the normal storage will be a zero value.

12 acres
Surface area

Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.

0 square miles
Drainage area

Drainage area of the dam, in square miles, which is defined as the area that drains to a particular point (in this case, the dam) on a river or stream.

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High
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

No emergency action plan
Emergency action plan

An emergency action plan is defined as a plan of action to be taken to reduce the potential for property damage and loss of life in an area affected by a dam failure or large flood.

9/17/2013
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Absher Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 20
Latitude 38
Longitude -88
NID ID (National ID) IL01012

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