Alta Vista TWP 36 Dam is an earth dam built on the Yellow Medicine River-Tr and is located in Taunton, Minnesota. It was built in 2006 for the purpose of flood control.
The dam is owned by the local government.
Alta Vista TWP 36 Dam is owned by the local government.
|Dam height||32 feet|
|Max storage||655 acre feet|
|Surface area||1 acres|
|Drainage area||8 square miles|
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.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge storage.
Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.
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.
Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.
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.
Inspections are every 4 years.
|Distance to nearest town (miles)||4|
|NID ID (National ID)||MN01414|