Bishop Dam is an earth dam built on the Stone Hill Branch River and is located in Wesco, Missouri. It was built in 1972 for the purpose of recreation.
The dam is privately owned by Douglas Bishop. It is also known as Bishop Dam.
Bishop Dam is privately owned by Douglas Bishop.
|Dam height||25 feet|
|Structural height||25 feet|
|Max storage||201 acre feet|
|Normal storage||110 acre feet|
|Surface area||15 acres|
|Drainage area||260 square miles|
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.
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.
Maximum storage is defined as the total storage space in a reservoir below the maximum attainable water surface elevation, including any surcharge 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.
Surface area, in acres, of the impoundment at its normal retention level.
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.
Dams assigned the high hazard potential classification are those where failure or mis-operation will probably cause loss of human life.
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.
|Also known as||Bishop Dam|
|Distance to nearest town (miles)||28|
|NID ID (National ID)||MO31049|