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Menomonie, Wisconsin
Public utility owned
Built in 1910

Cedar Falls Dam is built on the Red Cedar River and is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin. It was built in 1910 .

The dam is owned by the public utility, Northern States Power CO.

Location
Cedar Falls Dam
Menomonie, Wisconsin, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Other
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Northern States Power CO
Owner
Public utility

Cedar Falls Dam is owned by the public utility, Northern States Power CO.

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1910
Completed
Red Cedar River
River built on
Cedar Falls Dam was built in 1910.
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Summary
Dam length 508 feet
Dam height 63 feet
Hydraulic height 52 feet
Max discharge 47,000 cubic feet per second
Max storage 23,000 acre feet
Normal storage 23,000 acre feet
Surface area 1,800 acres
Drainage area 1,692 square miles
508 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.

63 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.

52 feet
Hydraulic height

Hydraulic height of the dam is defined as the vertical difference between the maximum design water level and the lowest point in the original streambed.

47,000 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.

23,000 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.

23,000 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.

1,800 acres
Surface area

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

1,692 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.

5/22/2018
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 6
Latitude 44
Longitude -91
NID ID (National ID) WI00734

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