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Cheboygan, Michigan
Hydroelectric
Privately owned
Built in 1922

Cheboygan Dam is built on the Cheboygan River and is located in Cheboygan, Michigan. It was built in 1922 for the purpose of hydroelectric.

The dam is privately owned by Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Location
Cheboygan Dam
Cheboygan, Michigan, U.S.
Dam type
Other
Dam type
Hydroelectric
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Owner
Private

Cheboygan Dam is privately owned by Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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1922
Completed
Cheboygan River
River built on
Cheboygan Dam was built in 1922.
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Summary
Dam length 94 feet
Dam height 21 feet
Hydraulic height 14 feet
Max discharge 7,640 cubic feet per second
Max storage 83,000 acre feet
Normal storage 82,947 acre feet
Surface area 17,801 acres
Drainage area 1,515 square miles
94 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.

21 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.

14 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.

7,640 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.

83,000 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.

82,947 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.

17,801 acres
Surface area

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

1,515 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.

7/27/2017
Most recent inspection date

Inspections are every 1 ear.

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Distance to nearest town (miles) 1
Latitude 45
Longitude -84
NID ID (National ID) MI00520

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