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Topeka, Kansas
Flood Control
Local government owned

Biddle Creek Detention Dam is an earth dam built on the Biddle Creek River and is located in Topeka, Kansas. It was built for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is owned by the local government.

Location
Biddle Creek Detention Dam
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Topeka, City of
Owner
Local government

Biddle Creek Detention Dam is owned by the local government.

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Summary
Dam length 770 feet
Dam height 26 feet
Max storage 520 acre feet
Normal storage 149 acre feet
Surface area 15 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
770 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.

26 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.

520 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.

149 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.

15 acres
Surface area

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

1 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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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.

Has 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.

6/27/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 3 years.

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Latitude 39
Longitude -95
NID ID (National ID) KS07518

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