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New Jersey
Recreation
Privately owned

Beaver Lake Dam is built on the Wildest Branch River and is located in New Jersey. It was built for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Mechescatuxen Corporation.

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Beaver Lake Dam
New Jersey, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Mechescatuxen Corporation
Owner
Private

Beaver Lake Dam is privately owned by Mechescatuxen Corporation.

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Summary
Dam length 475 feet
Dam height 7 feet
Normal storage 116 acre feet
Surface area 25 acres
Drainage area 9 square miles
475 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.

7 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.

116 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.

25 acres
Surface area

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

9 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.

9/27/2017
Most recent inspection date

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Latitude 39
Longitude -74
NID ID (National ID) NJ00703

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