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Lacon, Illinois
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1957

Barnes Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Trib Illinois River and is located in Lacon, Illinois. It was built in 1957 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Robert Barnes, SR. It is also known as Barnes Lake.

Location
Barnes Lake Dam
Lacon, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Robert Barnes, SR.
Owner
Private

Barnes Lake Dam is privately owned by Robert Barnes, SR..

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1957
Completed
Unknown
Dam designer
Trib Illinois River
River built on
Barnes Lake Dam was built in 1957.
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Summary
Dam length 410 feet
Dam height 23 feet
Max storage 89 acre feet
Normal storage 37 acre feet
410 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.

23 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.

89 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.

37 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.

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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

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.

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.

7/1/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Also known as Barnes Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 41
Longitude -89
NID ID (National ID) IL01165

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