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Forest Homes, Illinois
Recreation
Local government owned
Built in 1936

Bunker Hill Old Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the East Fork Wood River and is located in Forest Homes, Illinois. It was built in 1936 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is owned by the local government. It is also known as Bunker Hill Old Lake.

Location
Bunker Hill Old Lake Dam
Forest Homes, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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City of Bunker Hill
Owner
Local government

Bunker Hill Old Lake Dam is owned by the local government.

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1936
Completed
Warren & Van Praag, Inc.
Dam designer
East Fork Wood River
River built on
Bunker Hill Old Lake Dam was built in 1936.
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Summary
Dam length 390 feet
Dam height 22 feet
Max storage 157 acre feet
390 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.

22 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.

157 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.

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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.

No emergency action plan
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.

9/12/2014
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 5 years.

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Also known as Bunker Hill Old Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 11
Latitude 39
Longitude -89
NID ID (National ID) IL00776

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