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Olcott, New York
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1924

Burt Dam is built on the Eighteen Mile Creek River and is located in Olcott, New York. It was built in 1924 and modified in 1990S for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Ampersand Olcott Harbor Hydro, LLC.

Location
Burt Dam
Olcott, New York, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Ampersand Olcott Harbor Hydro, LLC
Owner
Private

Burt Dam is privately owned by Ampersand Olcott Harbor Hydro, LLC.

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1924
Completed
1990S
Modified
Eighteen Mile Creek River
River built on
Burt Dam was built in 1924 and modified in 1990S.
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Summary
Dam length 328 feet
Dam height 49 feet
Max discharge 6,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 1,330 acre feet
Normal storage 1,330 acre feet
Surface area 95 acres
Drainage area 77 square miles
328 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.

49 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.

6,000 cubic feet per second
Max discharge

Number of cubic feet per second the spillway is capable of discharging when the reservoir is at its maximum designed water surface elevation.

1,330 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.

1,330 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.

95 acres
Surface area

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

77 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.

Has 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.

6/4/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 2
Latitude 43
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NY00745

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