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Murphysboro, Illinois
Privately owned
Built in 1965

Chautauqua Lake Dam is an earth dam built on the Trib Mud Creek River and is located in Murphysboro, Illinois. It was built in 1965 for the purpose of recreation.

The dam is privately owned by Chautauqua Lake Property Owners Assoc. It is also known as Chautauqua Lake.

Chautauqua Lake Dam
Murphysboro, Illinois, U.S.
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Dam type
Foundation type
Core type
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Chautauqua Lake Property Owners Assoc.

Chautauqua Lake Dam is privately owned by Chautauqua Lake Property Owners Assoc..

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Blankenship & Assoc.
Dam designer
Trib Mud Creek River
River built on
Chautauqua Lake Dam was built in 1965.
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Dam length 560 feet
Dam height 35 feet
Max discharge 911 cubic feet per second
Max storage 805 acre feet
Normal storage 360 acre feet
Surface area 138 acres
Drainage area 2 square miles
560 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.

35 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.

911 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.

805 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.

360 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.

138 acres
Surface area

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

2 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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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.

Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Also known as Chautauqua Lake
Distance to nearest town (miles) 7
Latitude 37
Longitude -89
NID ID (National ID) IL00104

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