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Woodland, Utah
Fish And Wildlife Pond
Privately owned
Built in 1914

Big Elk Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Boulder Creek FK Provo River and is located in Woodland, Utah. It was built in 1914 for the purpose of fish and wildlife pond.

The dam is privately owned by Forest Service,U.S.

Location
Big Elk Lake Dam
Woodland, Utah, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Fish and wildlife pond
Purpose
Rock & Soil
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Forest Service,U.S.
Owner
Private

Big Elk Lake Dam is privately owned by Forest Service,U.S..

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1914
Completed
Boulder Creek FK Provo River
River built on
Big Elk Lake Dam was built in 1914.
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Summary
Dam length 300 feet
Structural height 29 feet
Hydraulic height 10 feet
Max storage 450 acre feet
Normal storage 320 acre feet
Drainage area 1 square miles
300 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.

29 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.

10 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.

450 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.

320 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.

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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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.

7/27/2011
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 17
Latitude 40
Longitude -111
NID ID (National ID) UT00035

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