Feedback
Share
Link
Link copied!
US National Dams
Big Dam
Find a dam
Explore
Search
US National Dams
More
About US National Dams
Copyright © 2022 nationaldams.com and US National Dams. All Rights Reserved.

All content on this website ("the Site") is the property of US National Dams. The collection and assembly of content on this Site are the exclusive property of US National Dams and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Big Dam Share
Link
Link copied!

Table of Contents
Overview Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
, Wyoming
Fire Protection / Stock / Small Fish Pond
Privately owned
Built in 2015

Big Dam is an earth dam built on the Big Dam Draw River and is located in , Wyoming. It was built in 2015 for the purpose of fire protection / stock / small fish pond.

The dam is privately owned by Bernadette Barlow Trust.

Location
Big Dam
, Wyoming, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Fire protection / Stock / Small fish pond
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
Ownership Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Bernadette Barlow Trust
Owner
Private

Big Dam is privately owned by Bernadette Barlow Trust.

Construction Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
2015
Completed
Naomi Morton-Knight
Dam designer
Big Dam Draw River
River built on
Big Dam was built in 2015.
Metrics Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
Summary
Dam length 480 feet
Dam height 24 feet
Structural height 21 feet
Hydraulic height 19 feet
Max discharge 1,908 cubic feet per second
Max storage 83 acre feet
Normal storage 52 acre feet
Surface area 6 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
480 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.

24 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.

21 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.

19 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.

1,908 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.

83 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.

52 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.

6 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.

Safety Share
Link
Link copied!
Back to Top
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.

9/17/2015
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

About Share
Link
Link copied!
Latitude 44
Longitude -105
NID ID (National ID) WY02556

Additional Dams

See all...
Island Fishing Lake Dam
Dams: Island Fishing Lake Dam 1100.0 11.6 30.0 139.0
MS06558 Lake Dam
Dams: MS06558 Lake Dam 8.0 64.0
Hidden Lake Dam
Dams: Hidden Lake Dam 287.0 27.5 605.0 53.0
Flagpole Pond Dam
Dams: Flagpole Pond Dam 480.0 21.0 482.0 490.0
Luker Pond Dam
Dams: Luker Pond Dam 24.2 127.0
Rock Check Iv-15 Dam
Dams: Rock Check Iv-15 Dam 45.0 7.0 215.0 90.0
Indian Lake-South Dam
Dams: Indian Lake-South Dam 370.0 32.0 280.0
Ksnoname 79 Dam
Dams: Ksnoname 79 Dam 510.0 16.0 54.0
Bignon Pond Dam
Dams: Bignon Pond Dam 1200.0 20.0 1100.0
Stewart Lake Dam
Dams: Stewart Lake Dam 25.0 40.0

More Dams

See all...
North Relief Canal Structure Dam
Dams: North Relief Canal Structure Dam 52.0 13.0 832.0
Valley Club Lake Dam
Dams: Valley Club Lake Dam 600.0 15.0 74.77 200.0
Beedle Dam
Dams: Beedle Dam 350.0 25.0 90.0
Brian Montgomery Dam
Dams: Brian Montgomery Dam 35.0 44.7
Thompson Mtis Dam
Dams: Thompson Mtis Dam 3960.0 789.0
Straight Dam
Dams: Straight Dam 520.0 39.0 13.0 73.0
Andrews Lake Dam
Dams: Andrews Lake Dam 940.0 16.0 93.0
Forge Pond Dam
Dams: Forge Pond Dam 9.0 190.0
Matthews Lake Dam
Dams: Matthews Lake Dam 250.0 132.0 79.0
Bogue WS STR Y-30-057 Dam
Dams: Bogue WS STR Y-30-057 Dam 18.0 432.0

All of US National Dams

See all...

Similar Dams to Big Dam

See all...
Big Dam
Dams: Big Dam 480.0 24.0 1908.0 83.0
Drga Dam
Dams: Drga Dam 400.0 30.0 148.0
Welling NO 2 Dam
Dams: Welling NO 2 Dam 650.0 28.8 13.0
BS Kincheloe Dam
Dams: BS Kincheloe Dam 300.0 30.0 244.0
Big Dam
Dams: Big Dam 13.0
Brophy Big Dam
Dams: Brophy Big Dam 850.0 28.0 2200.0 336.0
Big Dam
Dams: Big Dam 850.0 28.0 650.0 109.0
Kenneth Brown NO 1 Dam
Dams: Kenneth Brown NO 1 Dam 920.0 22.0 78.0
Big Dam Tank
Dams: Big Dam Tank 1000.0 30.0 144.0
Burgess Big Dam
Dams: Burgess Big Dam 900.0 14.0 4200.0 105.0