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Lowell, Michigan
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1906

Belding Dam is a gravity dam built on the Flat River and is located in Lowell, Michigan. It was built in 1906 and modified in 1987S for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Grenfell Hydroelectric Associates, Inc.

Location
Belding Dam
Lowell, Michigan, U.S.
Dam type
Gravity
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Grenfell Hydroelectric Associates, Inc.
Owner
Private

Belding Dam is privately owned by Grenfell Hydroelectric Associates, Inc..

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1906
Completed
1987S
Modified
Flat River
River built on
Belding Dam was built in 1906 and modified in 1987S.
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Summary
Dam length 296 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Max discharge 6,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 490 acre feet
Normal storage 490 acre feet
Surface area 110 acres
Drainage area 493 square miles
296 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.

15 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.

6,000 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.

490 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.

490 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.

110 acres
Surface area

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

493 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.

8/4/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Latitude 43
Longitude -85
NID ID (National ID) MI00498

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