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Farson, Wyoming
Irrigation
Federal ownership
Built in 1936

Black Joe Lake Dam is built on the Black Joe Creek River and is located in Farson, Wyoming. It was built in 1936 for the purpose of irrigation.

The dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA Forest Service-District Ranger.

Location
Black Joe Lake Dam
Farson, Wyoming, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Irrigation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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USDA Forest Service-District Ranger
Owner
Federal

Black Joe Lake Dam is under federal ownership and is owned by the USDA Forest Service-District Ranger.

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1936
Completed
Black Joe Creek River
River built on
Black Joe Lake Dam was built in 1936.
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Summary
Dam length 204 feet
Dam height 15 feet
Structural height 15 feet
Hydraulic height 10 feet
Normal storage 1,102 acre feet
Surface area 102 acres
Drainage area 3 square miles
204 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.

15 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.

15 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.

1,102 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.

102 acres
Surface area

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

3 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.

8/28/2013
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Latitude 42
Longitude -109
NID ID (National ID) WY01365

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