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Wentworth, New Hampshire
Flood Control
State owned
Built in 1971

Baker River Site 11 Dam is an earth dam built on the TR Baker River and is located in Wentworth, New Hampshire. It was built in 1971 for the purpose of flood control.

The state-owned dam is owned by the NH Des Water Division. It is also known as Site 11 Floodwater Dam.

Location
Baker River Site 11 Dam
Wentworth, New Hampshire, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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NH Des Water Division
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the NH Des Water Division.

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1971
Completed
SCS
Dam designer
TR Baker River
River built on
Baker River Site 11 Dam was built in 1971.
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Summary
Dam length 681 feet
Dam height 24 feet
Max discharge 607 cubic feet per second
Max storage 125 acre feet
Normal storage 8 acre feet
Surface area 3 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
681 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.

24 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.

607 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.

125 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.

8 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.

3 acres
Surface area

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

1 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.

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.

5/15/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Also known as Site 11 Floodwater Dam
Former name 0
Latitude 43
Longitude -71
NID ID (National ID) NH00478

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