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, Delaware
Flood Control
Privately owned
Built in 1962

Canal Farms Dam is built on the Delaware River-Tr and is located in , Delaware. It was built in 1962 and modified in 1995 for the purpose of flood control.

The dam is privately owned by Jim Metzger. It is also known as Canal Farms Pond.

Location
Canal Farms Dam
, Delaware, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Flood control
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Jim Metzger
Owner
Private

Canal Farms Dam is privately owned by Jim Metzger.

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1962
Completed
1995
Modified
USDA NRCS
Dam designer
Delaware River-Tr
River built on
Canal Farms Dam was built in 1962 and modified in 1995.
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Summary
Dam length 468 feet
Dam height 13 feet
Max discharge 110 cubic feet per second
Max storage 230 acre feet
Normal storage 75 acre feet
Surface area 38 acres
Drainage area 1 square miles
468 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.

13 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.

110 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.

230 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.

75 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.

38 acres
Surface area

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

1 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.

4/21/1995
Most recent inspection date

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Also known as Canal Farms Pond
Latitude 39
Longitude -75
NID ID (National ID) DE00099

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