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Alton, Illinois
Recreation
Privately owned
Built in 1970

Carlson Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Trib Piasa Creek River and is located in Alton, Illinois. It was built in 1970 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by DR. R. Carlson. It is also known as Carlson Lake.

Location
Carlson Lake Dam
Alton, Illinois, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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DR. R. Carlson
Owner
Private

Carlson Lake Dam is privately owned by DR. R. Carlson.

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1970
Completed
Unknown
Dam designer
Trib Piasa Creek River
River built on
Carlson Lake Dam was built in 1970.
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Summary
Dam length 295 feet
Dam height 47 feet
Max storage 103 acre feet
Normal storage 93 acre feet
295 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.

47 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.

103 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.

93 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.

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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 Carlson Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 21
Latitude 39
Longitude -90
NID ID (National ID) IL01055

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