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New York
Privately owned
Built in 1925

Byron Pond Dam is a rockfill dam built on the Black Creek River and is located in New York. It was built in 1925 .

The dam is privately owned by Donald R. Read JR.

Byron Pond Dam
New York, U.S.
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Donald R. Read JR.

Byron Pond Dam is privately owned by Donald R. Read JR..

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Black Creek River
River built on
Byron Pond Dam was built in 1925.
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Dam length 250 feet
Dam height 10 feet
Max discharge 290 cubic feet per second
Max storage 127 acre feet
Normal storage 63 acre feet
Surface area 16 acres
250 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.

10 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.

290 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.

127 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.

63 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.

16 acres
Surface area

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

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Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 2 years.

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Latitude 43
Longitude -78
NID ID (National ID) NY10612

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