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Michigan
Recreation
Privately owned

Big Drake Dam is an earth dam located in Michigan. It was built for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Michigan North Woods Club.

Location
Big Drake Dam
Michigan, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Michigan North Woods Club
Owner
Private

Big Drake Dam is privately owned by Michigan North Woods Club.

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Summary
Dam height 9 feet
Structural height 9 feet
Hydraulic height 9 feet
Max storage 175 acre feet
Normal storage 145 acre feet
Surface area 32 acres
9 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.

9 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.

9 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.

175 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.

145 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.

32 acres
Surface area

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

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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.

5/25/2013
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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NID ID (National ID) MI02689

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