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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
Recreation
State owned
Built in 1962

Crex Meadows North Fork Dike Dam is an earth dam located in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. It was built in 1962 for the purpose of recreation.

The state-owned dam is owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. It is also known as Structure 1 (2 Structures).

Location
Crex Meadows North Fork Dike Dam
Grantsburg, Wisconsin, U.S.
Dam type
Earth
Dam type
Recreation
Purpose
Unknown
Foundation type
Unknown
Core type
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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Owner
State

The state-owned dam is owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

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Summary
Dam length 3,170 feet
Dam height 13 feet
Structural height 13 feet
Hydraulic height 9 feet
Max discharge 270 cubic feet per second
Max storage 3,800 acre feet
Normal storage 200 acre feet
Surface area 1,500 acres
Drainage area 22 square miles
3,170 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.

13 feet
Structural height

Structural height of the dam is defined as the vertical distance from the lowest point of the excavated foundation to the top of the dam. Top of dam refers to the parapet wall and not the crest.

9 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.

270 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.

3,800 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.

200 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.

1,500 acres
Surface area

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

22 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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Significant
Downstream potential hazard

Dams assigned the significant hazard potential classification are those dams where failure or mis-operation results in no probable loss of human life but can cause economic loss, environment damage, disruption of lifeline facilities, or impact other concerns. Significant hazard potential classification dams are often located in predominantly rural or agricultural areas but could be located in areas with population and significant infrastructure.

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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.

10/19/2011
Most recent inspection date

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Also known as Structure 1 (2 Structures)
Distance to nearest town (miles) 7
Latitude 45
Longitude -92
NID ID (National ID) WI01036

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