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, Minnesota
Fish And Wildlife Pond
Federal ownership
Built in 1970

Bear Brook Dam is an earth dam built on the Bear Brook River and is located in , Minnesota. It was built in 1970 and modified in 1970S for the purpose of fish and wildlife pond.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

Location
Bear Brook Dam
, Minnesota, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Fish and wildlife pond
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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USDA FS
Owner
Federal

Bear Brook Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA FS.

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1970
Completed
1970S
Modified
Bear Brook River
River built on
Bear Brook Dam was built in 1970 and modified in 1970S.
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Summary
Dam length 600 feet
Dam height 8 feet
Hydraulic height 4 feet
Max discharge 510 cubic feet per second
Max storage 270 acre feet
Normal storage 100 acre feet
Surface area 48 acres
Drainage area 11 square miles
600 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.

8 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.

4 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.

510 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.

270 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.

100 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.

48 acres
Surface area

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

11 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.

10/18/2011
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 10 years.

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Latitude 47
Longitude -94
NID ID (National ID) MN00651

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