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Hornell, New York
Federal ownership
Built in 1949

Almond Dam is an earth dam built on the Canacadea Creek River and is located in Hornell, New York. It was built in 1949 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cenab. It is also known as Almond Lake.

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Almond Dam
Hornell, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Soil
Foundation type
Earth
Core type
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Cenab
Owner
Federal

Almond Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Cenab.

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1949
Completed
Cenab
Dam designer
Canacadea Creek River
River built on
Almond Dam was built in 1949.
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Summary
Dam length 1,260 feet
Dam height 115 feet
Structural height 115 feet
Hydraulic height 70 feet
Max discharge 54,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 22,600 acre feet
Normal storage 915 acre feet
Surface area 124 acres
Drainage area 56 square miles
1,260 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.

115 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.

115 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

70 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

54,000 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.

22,600 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.

915 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.

124 acres
Surface area

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

56 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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Downstream potential hazard

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

Has 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.

6/2/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Almond Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 4
Latitude 42
Longitude -77
NID ID (National ID) NY00740

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