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HWY 85, Wyoming
Flood Control
Privately owned
Built in 1973

Barrel Floodwater Detention Dam is an earth dam built on the Barrel Draw River and is located in HWY 85, Wyoming. It was built in 1973 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is privately owned by Robert Gaskill Trust.

Location
Barrel Floodwater Detention Dam
HWY 85, Wyoming, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Robert Gaskill Trust
Owner
Private

Barrel Floodwater Detention Dam is privately owned by Robert Gaskill Trust.

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1973
Completed
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Barrel Draw River
River built on
Barrel Floodwater Detention Dam was built in 1973.
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Summary
Dam length 530 feet
Dam height 35 feet
Structural height 36 feet
Hydraulic height 31 feet
Max storage 694 acre feet
Normal storage 439 acre feet
Surface area 65 acres
530 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.

35 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.

36 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.

31 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.

694 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.

439 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.

65 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

7/20/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 43
Longitude -104
NID ID (National ID) WY01289

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