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Wesco, Missouri
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1972

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.

Location
Bishop Dam
Wesco, Missouri, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Douglas Bishop
Owner
Private

Bishop Dam is privately owned by Douglas Bishop.

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1972
Completed
Stone Hill Branch River
River built on
Bishop Dam was built in 1972.
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Summary
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
25 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.

25 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.

201 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.

110 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.

260 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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High
Downstream potential hazard

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

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.

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Also known as Bishop Dam
Distance to nearest town (miles) 28
Latitude 37
Longitude -91
NID ID (National ID) MO31049

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