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Richwood, Minnesota
Federal ownership
Built in 1964

Balsam Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Buffalo River-Tr and is located in Richwood, Minnesota. It was built in 1964 .

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Usf&W.

Location
Balsam Lake Dam
Richwood, Minnesota, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Usf&W
Owner
Federal

Balsam Lake Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the Usf&W.

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1964
Completed
Usf&W
Dam designer
Buffalo River-Tr
River built on
Balsam Lake Dam was built in 1964.
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Summary
Dam length 50 feet
Dam height 9 feet
Structural height 9 feet
Max discharge 30 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,435 acre feet
Normal storage 178 acre feet
Surface area 103 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
50 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.

9 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.

9 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.

30 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.

1,435 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.

178 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.

103 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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Low
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the low hazard potential classification are those where failure or misoperation results in no probable loss of human life and low economic and/or environ-mental losses. Losses are principally limited to the owner’s property.

Not required
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.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 11
Latitude 46
Longitude -95
NID ID (National ID) MN00621

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